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Energizing the Prefrontal Cortex to Support Executive Functioning

by Melissa Henry The prefrontal cortex is responsible for executive functions such as decision-making, problem-solving, and self-regulation. By engaging in specific exercises designed to activate and strengthen this brain region, coaches can support students in building essential skills. Mindful breathing exercises are simple yet powerful tools to activate the prefrontal cortex. As executive functioning coaches, we are trained to guide …

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3 Secrets Of The ACT Science Test

Nearly one and a half million students from the Class of 2022 took the ACT as part of their college entrance journey. Most of them were surprised when they arrived at the last section of that test, the science section, and found themselves thrust into an unexpected experience that didn’t feel like a science test at all (spoiler alert: It’s …