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Support Your Students Who Struggle with Time Management and Organization 

Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom:
Online Professional Course

Are you frustrated with the challenge of helping students with Executive Functioning (EF) deficits and ADHD?

In this online, self-paced course, Marydee Sklar 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

Next Course Starts:
January 18, 2021
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Upcoming Dates:

January 18, 2021 - March 28, 2021

Includes Two Live Session Dates:

There are two textbooks required for college credit students and highly recommended for non-credit students. The readings will enhance your experience of the course and be great resources in the future.??
?Kaufman, Christopher (2010). Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students. Brooks Publishing

Sousa, D. (2017). How the Brain Learns (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press

Cost: $295*

*This price does NOT include college credit. If you are interested in earning 2 graduate level credits (an additional $55 per credit) for this course, please register through our accrediting agency, Seattle Pacific University via the button below. 

All students who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion which you may choose to use for professional development credit. 

This Course Transformed Me As An Educator

I have never learned so much from a course as I have from this one, thanks to you. I am truly excited to share what I have learned and how it has transformed me as an educator. Thank you for enriching my life both professionally and personally.

Kim Comeau Teacher, Shanghai, China

About The Course

  • This is a self-paced online course designed to accommodate teachers' busy schedules
  • You will have 10 weeks to finish the course but content
    will be available to you for one year. 
  • Course content includes video recordings, interactive communication with your peers and instructor, and written assignments
  • Available for two graduate level credits 

How it works

Instructional video recordings will be made available via our secure, online classroom for one year after your enrollment is processed.

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

Please Note: There are some overlapping concepts from the Teaching Seeing My Time program woven throughout this course, though each is a stand alone class.

How to Register:

  1. Register for the course using the 'Add to Cart' button below.
  2. If you are taking the course for credit, please use the link above to register with Seattle Pacific University directly.
  3. Once your enrollment is processed, 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

The Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course 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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We Learned So Many Teaching Strategies!

"Not only has the Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course provided a streamlined organizational process for our students, but the strategies learned guide our lesson planning across the curriculum. By far, this has been the most applicable and beneficial class we have taken as educators over the last 13 years. We look forward to continued success for our students and ourselves."

Kasia Gutierrez and Christa Pruss Teachers