Project-management for the Brain: Teaching Executive Functioning Skills for Students

PPHS projects required Eric to show mastery of physics, math and design. He also applied higher-order thinking skills, such as creativity, evaluation, and critical thinking (Photo courtesy of Purdue University).   (Photo: Purdue University)

At Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS), an XQ school in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eric learned physics during his senior year by building a chair out of cardboard. In this self-directed project, Eric chose an architectural style, created its design, and measured how it could support the weight of a person. Read more.