Support Your Students Who Struggle with Time Management and Organization 

Online Course: Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom

Are you frustrated with the challenge of helping students with Executive Functioning (EF) deficits and ADHD? In this online, interactive course, instructors Marydee Sklar and Paige Morabito will foster a deep understanding of the brain to help you develop your students’ executive function skills. 

The Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course is designed to help you:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the brain to improve your students' EF awareness
  • Analyze how your students' behaviors are affected by their brain's development
  • Teach time management, planning and organization skills to your students
  • Help your students to become better learners and be more successful at retaining classroom content


January 8th, 2018 - March 18th, 2018

Weekly video lectures will be made available every week for the duration of this 10-week course, in addition to online discussion and assignments.

Cost: $500

This course is available for three graduate level credits from Portland State University's Graduate School of Education. If you choose to take the class for PSU credit, an additional fee of $180 will apply, payable to PSU. Course work is aligned with the Portland State University graduate recommendations for a three credit course.

Click here for more information on taking this course for PSU graduate level credit

About The Course

  • This is an interactive, self-paced online course designed to accommodate teachers' busy schedules
  • The course runs for 10 weeks
  • Course content includes video recordings, interactive communication with your peers and instructor, written assignments and a live, online meet-and-greet with the instructors
  • Available for three graduate level credits from Portland State University 

How it works

Once a week, instructional video recordings will be made available via our secure, online classroom.

Complete written assignments and add your impressions, questions and reflections to the online classroom.

Complete the course with clear, well-defined goals and strategies to apply in your classroom.

This course is appropriate for:

  • Teachers, grades 3 - 12
  • Graduates of the Teaching Seeing My Time Professional training course, who would like to learn even more about the brain, executive functions, and how to help their clients

Course content will include:

  • Current perspectives on brain development and EF skills as they relate to successful classroom behaviors
  • Visual instruction models to teach key concepts that are the foundation for developing and improving EF skills
  • Hands-on activities and downloadable forms to use with your students as you develop their metacognition, time-management and planning
  • A simple and effective binder system for your student's paper management organization
  • Practical information about the brain that will improve your effectiveness as a teacher
  • Tips and strategies to improve your own time-management, planning and organization skills

How to Register:

  1. Register for the course using the 'Register for Building EF Skills in the Classroom' button below.
  2. If you are taking the course for credit, you must fill out the registration form and email it to us at Executive Functioning Success. They will bill you separately for these credits. 
  3. Several days before the course begins, you will receive an automated email with information on how to log in to the secure, online classroom and begin watching, posting and learning. NOTE: Please keep an eye out for this email in your spam and promotions folders. 

This course is a game-changer

This class is wonderful! I think the term I've used is "game changer" with district administration. You've done such a great job taking the incredibly complex world of neuroscience and making it accessible and practical for us all.

Kelly Running HRCSD Behavior/Autistm Behavioral Support Specialist


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