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Learn About the Executive Functions of the Brain with

Presentations and Workshops
for Educators and Parents 

Marydee Sklar
Live in Portland, Oregon or Via Online Webinar

Marydee Sklar Executive Function Presentations

Does your teaching staff struggle with executive function challenged students or with their own time management? Are parents asking for help supporting their kids executive functions at home? If so, they may be coping with the following issues:

  • Missing or incomplete schoolwork
  • Struggling to follow directions and stay on task
  • Messy desks, bags and paper piles
  • Stressed, tired or overwhelmed students
  • Behavioral issues related to emotional or impulse control

Marydee's Presentations Will Help Your Staff or Parents to:

  • Develop a clear understanding of executive functions and how they affect classroom behavior and academic success
  • Evaluate executive functioning strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyze which brain functions are required to independently complete seatwork and homework
  • Learn exercises to calm the brain under stress
  • Choose specific, concrete strategies and tools to support students' time management 

Click below for available presentation topics, upcoming presentations and past speaking events. Customized presentations are also available. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more!

Presentation Topics

  • The Missing Link for Student Success: Executive Function Skills - For educators and therapists (2 hours)
  • Tips to Help Your Student Succeed - For parents (90 minutes)
  • Teaching the Gifted to Get Things Done: Much More Than Time Management - For Parents and Teachers ( 2 hours)
  • Teaching the Seeing My Time Program - For educators and therapists (6-hour, full-day training. Purchase of the Seeing My Time workbook is required for each participant)

Upcoming Public Events


Past Events

  • November 12, 2019: Holy Cross Catholic School, Portland, OR. "Tips to Help Your Student Succeed"
  • September 28, 2019: Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR. Teaching Seeing My Time - For occupational therapists.
  • July 29, 2019 - August 3, 2019: ADHD Palooza, online webinar. "Developing Future Thinking: Getting Things Done with Less Stress & Fuss"
  • May 22, 2019, 7-9pm: Decoding Dyslexia, Beaverton, OR
  • April 11, 2019, 4-6pm: University of Portland School of Education, Portland, OR. "The Missing Link to School Success"
  • April 15, 2019, 7-9pm: Decoding Dyslexia, Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR
  • April 16th, 5-6pm: Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Online (Members Only). "Practical Tips to Support Clients with Executive Function and Time Management Challenges."
  • February 18-20, 2019: Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Conference, Ft. Worth, TX. "Tips to Build Your Child's or Teen's Executive Skills" 
  • August 29, 2018, 4-6 pm: Engage the Brain Online Presentation. “Tips to Help Your Student Succeed”
  • April 26, 2018, 5:30pm: Willamette Primary, West Linn, OR. “Tips to Help Your Student Succeed"
  • February 21-23 2018: Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Conference, Atlanta, GA. "Tips to Build Your Child's or Teen's Executive Skills" 
  • January 2018: LinkED, formerly the Learning Center of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX. "Teaching Seeing My Time" - All day Workshop
  • January 2018: Huntington Middle School, Kelso, WA. "The Missing Link to School Success"
  • December 2017: Women in Tech - PDX, Portland, OR. “What Kind of Time-Brain Do You Have?”
  • October 2017: Confederation of Oregon School Administrators - COSA, Eugene, OR . Co-Presenter - “The Missing Link for Student Success: Building Executive Functions in Our Schools”
  • September 2017: Pilgrim Lutheran School, Beaverton, OR. “Tips to Help Your Student Succeed” 
  • May 2017: St. Thomas Moore School, Portland, OR. “The Missing Link for Student Success: Executive Function Skills”
  • April 2017: Hillsboro Public Schools - SPED Parent Night, Hillsboro, OR. “Tips to Help Your Student Succeed”
  • February 2017: Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. “Educating Teachers to Build Student’s Executive Function Skills: Lessons Learned”  and “Tips to Build a Child’s or Teen’s Executive Functions”
  • January 2017: William Temple House, Portland, OR. “Introduction to Building Executive Functions”
  • November 2016: Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, OR. “Introduction to Executive Functions and Tools to Support Time Awareness”
  • November 2016: The Grayson School for the Gifted,  Broomall, PA. “Teaching the Gifted to Get Things Done”
  • October 2016: Lexington Center, Glosterville, New York. “Leading with the Brain: Time Management, Planning and Organization"
  • August 2016: Hillsboro Public Schools: Jackson & Patterson Elementary; Poynter, Brown, South Meadows, Hillsboro, OR. "Introduction to Executive Functions and Tools to Support Time Awareness"
  • August 2016: Saint Mary's Academy, Portland, OR. "Introduction to Executive Functions and Tools to Support Time Awareness"
  • June 2016: The Victor Hugo School, Paris, France. "Introduction to Executive Functions and Tools to Support Time Awareness"
  • Feb 2016: Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. "Tips to Build Your Child's or Teen's Executive Skills"
  • Feb 2016: Thompson Schools, Loveland, CO. "Teaching the Gifted to Get Things Done"
  • Nov 2015: The Hamlin Robinson School, Seattle, WA. "Tips to Help Your Student Succeed"
  • Oct 2015: Association of Educational Therapists 37th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. "Educational Therapists as Agents of Change: Engaging Parents and Teachers to Build Student Executive Functions"
  • Oct 2015: Ancona School, Chicago, IL, "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • Oct 2015: Valley Catholic School, Beaverton, OR, "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • April  2015: St. Cecilia School, Beaverton, OR, "Parent Education Evening: Executive Functioning"
  • May  2015: 8th Annual International ADHD Coaches Conference, Phoenix, AZ, "Teaching Time Management to the ADHD Mind"
  • February 2015: 52nd Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference, Chicago, IL "Tips to Build Your Child's or Teen's Executive Functions"
  • February 2015 St. Mary's Academy, Portland, OR, "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • January 2015: ADDitude Magazine Live Webinar, "Time Management Tips for the ADHD Mind"
  • January 2015: Decoding Dyslexia presentation in Portland, OR, "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • January 2015: Three Rivers Charter School, West Linn, OR, "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • November 2014, Annual Children and Adults with ADHD Conference, Chicago,"Tips to Build Your Child or Teen's Executive Skills"
  • October 2014, La Salle High School, Milwaukie, OR, "Teen Topics Talk: Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • September 2014, Madeleine School Parish Hall, Portland, OR "Tips to Help Students Succeed"
  • June 2014, Decoding Dyslexia Oregon, Providence Hospital, Portland, OR “Tips to Help Your Student Succeed”
  • June 2014, Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter Roundtable, Portland, OR “Your Brain and Time Management”
  • February 2014, Portland State University, Portland, Guest lecturer for graduate level speech pathologists: “Introduction to Executive Functioning and  Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning Success"
  • January 2014, Mitchell College/Thames Academy, New London , CT, “Introduction to Teaching Executive Function Skills to College Students Using the Sklar Process®
  • December 2013,  Milken High School, Los Angeles, CA, “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Seeing My Time"
  • November 2013, National Association of Gifted Children Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, “Teaching the Gifted to Get Things Done" and “When Lazy Doesn’t Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact the Success of Our Brightest Children” (Co-presenter with Cindy Hansen)
  • November 2013, Lakota Local Schools, Liberty Township, “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning Success for Teachers" and “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning Success: Parent Workshop”
  • October 2013, Dorothy Fox Elementary, Camas, “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning Success”
  • August 2013, Milken Middle School, Los Angleles, “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Seeing My Time”
  •  March 2013, Everyone Reading 40th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities, “Executive Functioning Success"
  • February 2013, The Madeleine School, Portland,“Introduction to Executive Functioning and Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning Success"
  • February 2013, Westland School, Los Angleles, “Introduction to Executive Functioning and Visual Tools to Support Executive Functioning in the Classroom"
  • November 2012, National Association of Gifted Children Annual Conference, Denver , “Teaching the Gifted to Get Things Done" and  “When Lazy Doesn't Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact the Success of Our Brightest Children" (Co-presenter with Cindy Hansen)
  • January 2012, Everyone Reading 39th Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities, “The Brain and Time—Teaching Time Management Success"
  • October 2011, Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, Guest lecturer for Study Skills for College Learning: “The Brain and Learners"
  • October 2011,  West Hills Christian School, Portland, “Introduction to Executive Functioning for Educators”  and “The Brain and School Success – An Introduction to Executive Functioning for Parents”
  • October 2011, Association of Educational Therapists 33rd Annual Conference, Pasadena, “Teaching Executive Function: Hands-on Intervention for Time Management”
  • August 2011, German American School, Portland, “Introduction to Executive Functioning for Educators”
  • March 2011,  Julian Union Elementary School, Julian , “The Brain and School Success—An Introduction to Executive Functioning for Educators”
  • March 2011, Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association Lecture Series, “Time Tools: Supporting the Brain to Get Things Done”
  • March 2011, Salem Academy Christian Schools, Salem, “Seeing What I Need to Do: Teaching Time Management and Organizational Skills”
  • March 2011,  9th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2011, Portland, “Teaching Executive Functioning Skills: Time Management Tools to Support the Brain”
  • March 2011, Employee Assistance Professional Association, Columbia River Chapter, Portland, “Teaching Executive Functioning Skills—Time Management Tools for ADHD Clients and Their Families”
  • October 2010, Association of Educational Therapists 32nd Annual Conference, Berkeley, “Teaching Executive Functioning Skills: Time Management Tools for Students”
  • October 2010, Oregon Counseling Association Annual Conference, Silverton, “Counseling Executive Functioning Skills: Time Management Tools for You and Your Clients”
  • August 2010, King’s Way Christian Schools. Vancouver, Washington, “Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills” and “Teaching Executive Functioning Skills: Time Management & Paper Management," (Six hours teacher in-service)
  • October 2009, Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association 2009 Conference, “Teaching Executive Functioning Skills: Time Management Tools for Students and You”
  • January 2009, Language Skills Therapy, Portland, Monthly Staff Meeting: “Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills”
  • January 2009, St. Matthew’s Catholic School, Hillsboro, “Teaching Executive Skills: Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students"  (three-hour in-service workshop for teachers)


Cost varies based on travel requirements

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

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About Marydee Sklar

As a time-management educator, Marydee Sklar has helped families and individuals overcome struggles with time management for over 25 years. She teaches workshops on executive functions for professional and school communities. She is the creator of the Seeing My Time® Course, and is the Amazon best-selling author of Seeing My Time™ books and 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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FAQ

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Do you provide classes for teachers who would like to procure additional professional development training?

What People Are Saying:

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.

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Claudia Ruff Principal, Glencoe High School

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!

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Julie Hancock Classroom teacher, Hillsboro School District

Not One Doodle


THANK YOU VERY MUCH for spending the day with us. I am generally a "meeting doodler". I was so interested in your workshop that there is not one doodle in the margins. I can't remember that ever happening before.

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Mary Clinic Director, Article 16 Clinic

The Kids Were Listening Intently!

During the Tips to Help Students Succeed presentation, I saw several kids sitting near me. They looked like they were "dragged in by mom and dad." After she started, they leaned forward and listened intently. The teacher in me smiled. She certainly had something for everyone. Even the kids there felt validated. Now, that's a good teacher!

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Jane Ray Teacher