Meeting people in the SMARTS program helped me realize that there are other people out there like me who are successful. I figured if they can do it, so can I.

-Allie, SMARTS Mentor

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SMARTS Executive Function Program

SMARTS OnlineModified SMARTS Online draft 2 is an exciting new web-based curriculum from ResearchILD. The SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum is an amazing resource designed for middle school and high school students of all ability levels. SMARTS helps teachers reach every student in the classroom by teaching them executive function strategies to overcome academic challenges.

SMARTS provides teachers with 30 lesson plans covering 5 critical areas of executive function:

  • goal setting
  • thinking flexibly
  • organizing and prioritizing
  • accessing working memory
  • and self-monitoring and checking

SMARTS helps students to understand their profiles of strengths and weaknesses, which strategies work well for them, as well as why, where, when and how to use specific strategies.  Using SMARTS lesson plans and materials, teachers will teach their students to develop a strategic approach to their class work, homework, and studying.

Interested? Check out the website or email Michael Greschler, SMARTS Program Director, for more details.

For a limited time, you can try a free lesson or sign up here!

Coming soon! We are hard at work adapting the SMARTS Executive Function and Mentoring Curriculum. This version of the SMARTS curriculum groups students into supportive mentoring or coaching pairs. Together, students learn useful executive function strategies through fun and engaging activities. The SMARTS Executive Function and Peer Mentoring Curriculum will be available in the Fall of 2016.Thank you to the following organizations for supporting SMARTS.

Just announced! We are a proud recipient of a $100K for 100 grant from the Cummings Foundation! Read more here.


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