Beyond BookSmart uses a hands-on, practical approach to help students develop Executive Function skills. Using the actual challenges the student faces as a springboard, we emphasize the development of skills such as focus, emotional regulation, organization and time management in context. An English paper serves as the launching pad to develop the skills of persistence, organized thinking, and reflection. Preparing for a chemistry exam provides the opportunity, indeed the demand, to allocate time thoughtfully, to reflect on what is known well and what is still confusing, to follow up and seek help from a teacher who may not be a favorite but is certainly an expert. For any schoolwork, Executive Function coaching requires students to reflect upon what they're doing differently, and what they know about themselves and how to study in a way that is more effective than their attempts in the past.