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Executive Function and Nature 2

Preparing Children for Life

Posted by: Rhonda October 17, 2017

In today’s digital world, facts are not far from our fingertips. However, knowing how tall a mountain is isn’t the same as knowing how to climb it.  How can teachers equip their students with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the future? Challenges that we can’t even imagine?

Michelle Rupiper maintains that the best way to prepare children for a successful life is to foster the development of executive functioning skills. These skills include the ability to plan, reason, remember, and problem-solve.

Inside the classroom, however, may not be the best place to build these critical skills. Research suggests that getting outside in nature is a far better environment for developing and strengthening executive function. Read more.