July 27, 2014
Established in 2006, Beyond BookSmart (formerly Thinking Outside the Classroom), provides executive function coaching to students from 3rd grade through college, and even to adults.
They are the group, led by educator Michael Delman, to which we most often refer clients with executive function deficits.
Executive functions are self-management skills that help people achieve goals. In order to be effective, students must be able to manage their emotions and attention, organize and plan their work and time, and reflect upon and revise their tactics as circumstances change.
Beyond Booksmart empowers students to manage themselves more effectively, by providing tools and strategies that allow them to clarify and achieve what is important to them, succeed academically and be more fulfilled.
Working 1:1 with students in their homes, their coaches use a deep understanding of the stages of behavioral change, helping them to achieve lasting results that facilitate productivity and confidence. This we know from direct personal experience.
In the video below, NESCA Director Dr. Ann Helmus discusses what makes Beyond Booksmart unique--the "real deal."