Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Early Learning Research on Executive Function

 "If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all." 
~Pearl S. Buck

 Nobel Prize winner Dr. James Heckman spoke at Washington State University about recent early learning research. He is passionate about proving the importance of non-cognitive skills such as soft skills. Trying to track and measure executive functions as well as cognitive functions have been quite a task. Why? Improvements in these in these social-emotional skills show kids do better academically.
In Early Childhood Education, this is something we are all passionate about!


Cheeseboy said...

Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.

Barbra The Bloggess said...

We appreciate the support. Thanks Cheeseboy.