Set Up Success™ Student Planner

The Set Up Success™ Student Planner is a unique new 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. This planner supports the habits of daily planning and future thinking to get assignments and multi-step projects done on time.

This student planner covers the academic year, from August to August. The next planner will be printed in July of 2019, with preorders available in early spring. These are limited production runs, so be sure to check back if you’d like one! To receive a notification when the planner is available for preorder, add your name below. Scroll down for more information about this planner.

You think you know what a student planner is? Now wipe that idea from your brain! The new Set Up Success™ planner is a completely new system for academic planning. It makes the abstract concept of time visible, supporting kids at school and home.

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

The Set Up Success™ Student Planner will:

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

Set Up Success Executive Function Planner for StudentsThis Planner Features:

  • 12-month calendar from August 2018 – August 2019
  • 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 to and from school and home
  • Day / Week pad with tear-off sheets to develop the habit of daily planning and support working memory
  • A clear vinyl back pocket for storing week sheets.
  • Project page where students can visually plan the steps needed to complete a project and add them to their calendar
  • Four sheets to record students’ ongoing quarterly school and extracurricular schedule
  • Six pages in the back for notes
  • Two pages of visual instructions on how to use the planner
  • Video support for parents, teachers and students showing how to best use the planner
  • Brightly colored and easy to find
  • Flat enough to stay on a desktop while students are working
  • Lightweight and easy to carry and slip in and out of a backpack.

What people are Saying About this Planner:

“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

“I love it. It is easy to use. Having a plan lowers my homework stress.”
-Owen T, High School Junior


For schools interested in bulk pricing, contact Mary Ellen Baker at or use a discount code below to receive bulk pricing:

10 – 30 planners: 15% discount = $16.90 per planner – Discount code: 15_offPlanners
31 – 99 planners: 20% discount = $15.90 – Discount code: 20_offPlanners
100 – 199 planners: 25% discount = $14.90 – Discount code: 25_offPlanners
200 – 399 planners: 30% discount = $13.93 per planner – Discount code: 30_offPlanners

If you are ordering internationally: Please be aware that your country may charge a duty fee to receive your planner. It is your responsibility to be aware of this fee, retrieve your planner on time and pay the duty. If your post office returns the planner to us, we will then gladly refund you the cost of the planner, but we cannot refund shipping costs.

RETURN POLICY: If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply send it back within 14 days and we’ll refund the full cost of the item minus shipping costs. The planner must be in perfect condition to receive a refund.