Introduce Your Teaching Staff to the Executive Functions of the Brain

90-Minute Presentation For Teachers

The Missing Link for School Success: 
Executive Function Skills
Live in Portland, Oregon or Via Online Webinar

Marydee Sklar of Executive Functioning Success

Do your teaching staff struggle with executive function challenged students? If so, they may be coping with the following issues:

  • Missing or incomplete assignments
  • Stressed, tired or overwhelmed students
  • Projects and reports getting put off until the last minute
  • Messy desks, backpacks and binders
  • Behavioral issues related to emotional or impulse control

This Presentation Will Help Your Teachers to:

  • Develop participant's understanding of executive functions and how they affect classroom behavior and academic success
  • Evaluate executive functioning strengths and weaknesses and analyze what brain functions are required to independently complete seat work and homework
  • Learn exercises to calm the brain under stress
  • Choose specific, concrete strategies and tools to support their students' time management 

About School Presentations with Marydee Sklar

  • Interactive program with activities and handouts.
  • Includes a guide for groups of teachers to create a professional learning community and build upon the presentation content.
  • Inspires teachers to continue training to develop their understanding of the brain and executive functions*
  • Available in all Portland Metro area schools and globally online via Zoom webinar. 
Mother and son students of Marydee Sklar's Seeing My Time® program

Please contact us for more information about Marydee's speaking availability and to register for a presentation 

Download and Print a Missing Link for School Success Flyer

My name is Claudia Ruf and I am the principal at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon.

We invited Marydee to speak to all of our teachers during a recent Professional Development day. Teachers are still talking about what they learned, and you could feel the energy in the room.

These are some of the comments sent to me from staff after her visit:

"The information on executive functioning really makes me think about the demands placed on students and what else we may need to pre-teach before expecting certain outcomes."

"Executive Functioning specifics and its impact within the classroom was by far my favorite part of the day."

"The science of the brain tells us that there is a way we present information to the students and a way to react to discipline situations that could be more effective."

I highly recommend her training. Having teachers learn about executive functioning and time management for students will best help us serve the individual needs of all our students.

Claudia Ruff Principal, Glencoe High School


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The best training I've attended in 20 years

Marydee's training has revolutionized my approach to teaching and opened a new door of compassion for how the adolescent brain operates. Her Introduction to Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom presentation is the BEST academic training I've attended in my 20 years in the field of teaching. I left the presentation with concrete tools to help students build executive functioning skills. These tools are easy to implement and really do work!

Julie Hancock Classroom teacher, Hillsboro School District
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