Set Up Success™ Student Planner

The Set Up Success™ Student Planner is a unique system created by Marydee Sklar, executive function expert and speaker. It has been specifically designed to build the key executive function skills of time-management, planning and organization at school and at home.

This academic calendar was designed to support the habits of daily planning and future thinking to get assignments and multi-step projects done on time. It makes the abstract concept of time visible, supporting Middle and High School students at school and home.

The Set Up Success™ Student Planner is designed to be USED and USEFUL as it helps develop key executive function skills necessary for success at school and in life - for all students. This planner will be helpful for any student, particularly those needing organizational support, and those who struggle with ADHD, EFD and other LDs.

This planner system comes in a college and adult version for users to grow into as they age and develop!

The Set Up Success™ Student Planner will:

  • Provide structure for planning and prioritizing day-to-day activities, chores, homework and fun activities
  • Function as a organizational method to get papers to and from school
  • Support future thinking and planning for larger projects and assignments with multiple steps
  • Encourage your student to take control of their own schedule and to plan independently

This Planner Features:

  • 13-month calendar from August 2024 - August 2025
  • Each month is a two page spread with large boxes for planning ahead
  • Two-page year calendar spread for seeing the "big picture"
  • Two clear, vinyl slash pockets in the front to transport assignments and keep plans in sight
  • Includes a separate easy-tear Day / Week pad with individual sheets to develop the habit of daily planning and to support working memory
  • A clear vinyl back pocket for storing week sheets
  • Project pages where students can visibly plan project steps and add them to their calendar
  • Four sheets to record students' ongoing quarterly school and extracurricular schedules
  • Two pages of visual instructions on how to use the planner
  • Access to instructional videos for parents, students, and teachers, demonstrating how to best use the planner
  • Brightly colored cover is easy to find. Choose green or blue. 
  • Flat enough to stay open on a desktop while students are working
  • Lightweight and easy to carry and slip in and out of a backpack
School Bulk Discounts are Available! Use the Following Codes to Order:

20-49: 5% off | code: 5_offPlanners
50-99: 10% off | code: 10_offPlanners
100-249: 15% off | code: 15_offPlanners
250-499: 20% off | code: 20_offPlanners
500 or more: 25% off | code: 25_offPlanners

What People are Saying About the Set Up Success Student Planner

Lowers My Stress

I love it. It is easy to use. Having a plan lowers my homework stress.

Owen T
High School Junior, Portland, OR

It Has Changed the Way I Work and Plan

I wasn't sure what to expect with the EFS planners, but I was eager enough to try something new to help my son with ADD plan time and manage assignments. I bought the adult version for myself as I also am struggling to prioritize and get clear on how I can get important tasks done.First of all, the videos were helpful. My son has internalized the key ideas. As for me, I gained a lot of tips that have made a difference in my work. I like using the daily sheets and putting to-do items near available time but not exactly "assigning" them to that time. In the past, I used a similar weekly schedule, but shame and a sense of failure would build up because I always underestimated how long it would take to complete tasks and therefore was inevitably "behind." I would strongly recommend the EFS system to folks looking to get a handle on their productivity and also on their feelings about how they work. I now feel much more neutral and matter-of-fact about planning, whether I zoom through tasks or not.


Thank you for Creating Such an Awesome Tool

I just wanted to let you know that all last year I tried to get my daughter to use a planner, and she refused. She said that they don’t work for her. I purchased 6 of your planners as I knew that I would be getting a few students to work with on Seeing my Time this Fall. I was also hoping that my daughter would use one. She looked at it, watched the video, and is excited to try using it this school year!! She even decorated the front and back, and has already highlighted all of the school holidays! I am so excited!! Thank you for creating such an awesome tool! I have also sold all of the other planners, and will probably have to order more!

Cheryl Keller
Learning Disability Specialist, British Columbia, Canada

Kim C.

The student planners were lifesavers for my students and they absolutely loved them. I continue to use and share the tools and strategies I have learned from the various classes I have taken from Marydee. These classes changed my life and how I view my students!

Kim C.
ElA Teacher, Costa Rica

This Planner is Like My Best Friend

Before using my Set up Success planner I had an issue with organizing my time and writing all my assignments down. My previous school-issued planners were a big struggle, considering they were tiny, cramped with important dates and events for school, and I could only see one week of homework on 2 pages. Now I am able to see a whole month span of homework, keep better track of my homework as well as extracurricular activities, and organize all my papers that I receive each day. Overall, my planner makes me feel like I CAN get through the school year. I really appreciate the little notes of advice for each month and the Daily To Do Page to organize everything I have going on each week. Thank you Marydee for an amazing and extremely helpful tool to help me through the school year! I’ll always remember that my planner is like my best friend!

Katya K
10th grade, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR


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