Short on time but your students’ executive functioning needs are high? Watch this video to see how you can help your students TODAY.
Learn Practical Tools to Teach Executive Functioning...in just a few minutes a day.
- Are you an educator, school psychologist or mental health professional who wants easy-to-use toolkit for teaching vital executive functioning skills like focus, impulse control, and organization?
- Are you tired of searching for resources to teach executive functioning skills and wish you had an all-in-one system to teach executive functioning skills to kids instead of cobbling together resources from all over the place?
- Do you feel crunched for time and need research-based, short, and easy-to-use toolkit of activities you could do with kids and teens TODAY?
Whether you’re a teacher, therapist, or school-based mental health professional, you no longer have to cobble together resources to get practical and fun ways to boost kids’ executive functioning!
By the end of this online course, you will have...
DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING
INSIGHT ON NEXT STEPS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS’ SKILLS
You’ll be able to pinpoint which of the 10 executive functioning skills need to be targeted, AND know exactly how to start teaching them.
PRINTABLE TOOLS YOU CAN USE IN MINI-LESSONS WITH KIDS
You’ll have an Executive Functioning Toolbox full of ready-to-use printable tools for each of the 10 skill areas that you can use again and again!
10+ FUN WAYS TO BOOST SKILLS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES A DAY
Kids and teens learn more when activities are actually fun! These tools have been tried-and-tested with real live kiddos and only the fun ones made the cut!
What You'll Get in Each Video Module...
Each video module is about 20 minutes long…enough to enjoy over a cup of coffee! Each video features a kid-friendly definition of the executive functioning skill, research on how to build the skill, and a fun and practical tool you can download to teach the child the skill.
What you will learn...
Orientation on how to make the most out of the course.
3 Myths of Teaching Executive Functioning
You’ll learn three critical mindset shifts about executive functioning that will help you teach and support skills more effectively.
You’ll learn how to help kids who have a hard time starting tasks…especially those they consider “boring.”
Ever wonder how to help kids with “stop and think” skills? In this mini-lesson, you’ll learn how to cultivate kids’ “inner pause button.”
Want to learn how to help kids stick with tasks until they finish them? Need strategies for helping kids with distraction and procrastination? This mini-lesson teaches you how!
Some kids really struggle with organizing their time. This mini-lessson gives you strategies to help kids develop their “inner clock” with an uber practical planning tool!
This module helps you teach kids how to remember all the steps needed to complete a goal.
This module helps you teach kids how to get “unstuck” when they dig into strategies that aren’t actually working for them.
This module helps you teach kids to manage big feelings like frustration, disappointment, and discouragement so they can refocus on learning.
Want to build kids’ listening skills? This module teaches you an easy way to get kids attention and help them remember key information.
Want to build an independent learner who can self-monitor their homework, assignments, and study strategies? Get the ultimate self-evaluation tool that works for every assignment!
Want a practical way to teach kids to track assignments, study on time, and remember to turn in work? This module teaches you how!
Want a "done for you" toolkit to track student progress toward their EF goals too?
Do you want to track student progress toward Executive Functioning goals?
Want to see if your Executive Functioning intervention is working?
If you are tasked with creating and tracking progress toward IEP, counseling, or treatment goals, this new bonus toolkit is for you!
- 10 Sample Executive Functioning Goals that map onto each of the 10 Executive Functioning skills in the course!
- Multiple options for Progress Monitoring to track individual student progress toward their Executive Functioning goals!
- Share data with parents, Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) teams, and other key stakeholders in student progress!
Meet Dr. Rebecca, Your Guide (and Chief Executive Functioning Nerd)...
Is there a Japanese or Dutch word for “One who loves to geek out on organizational strategies, productivity (and post-its) SO MUCH they focus their career on it?” If there is, um……that’s me.
I’m Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, and I’ve been a school psychologist for over 20 years, and author of The Everything Parents Guide to Executive Functioning.
My job is to help kids figure out how they learn, what’s getting in the way of their potential, and what to do about.
I have had kiddos in my office crying because they want to do well but just can’t focus.
I have had parents call me with desperation because they can’t seem to motivate their child to do their work and homework time is a BATTLEGROUND.
I’ve worked with hundreds of school psychologists and teachers across the country who are exhausted because the needs of their students are rising and their time and resources are dwindling.
That’s why I created this course…so I can equip educators, coaches, and mental health professionals with EASY TO USE tools that help kids and families thrive.
Plus, I love to geek out on executive functioning and help kids love learning. That’s definitely another reason…
The Teaching Executive Functioning to Children and Teens Course has all the tools, resources, and guidance you need to help you create an intentional plan for boosting EF skills.
If you want to take information about EF and turn it into transformation with children and teens, this course gives you the tools you need.
It’s not a college lecture on EF.
It’s do-able in 20-minute chunks of time.
It’s convenient and on-demand. There’s a whole year’s access, so you can watch or re-watch whenever you want
You don’t have to have any experience with teaching EF. The tools are easy (and fun!) to use with kids and teens.
Are you ready to help the kids you care about thrive and love learning?
Yes! I’m ready to expand my Executive Functioning Toolkit!
For printed facilitator manuals, additional student workbooks, and preferred pricing for your classroom, building, or district email Sarah@thrivingstudents.com.
Here’s what group licensing could look like in your school:
- Tier 1 Universal support for students to build out their academic, social, and behavioral self-regulation skills as a part of your MTSS, RTI, and SEL initiatives.
- Tier 2 Grade-level team support to enhance self-regulation and independent learning skills in a particular grade (curriculum tools adaptable for all grades K-12)
- Tier 2 Small group support for kids who struggle with emotional and behavioral self-control.
- Tier 3 Individual support for students who have IEP or counseling goals on executive functioning skills like work completion, time on task, or using tools for self-regulation.
What educators and mental health professionals are saying about the course....
See you in the course! I can’t wait to geek out on all things Executive Functioning!
If you have any questions, or need help signing up feel free to send me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D.
School Psychologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and California Licensed Psychologist #22654
The course and toolkit are designed for K-12 students. Each executive functioning skill has a tool specifically designed for elementary aged students and another tailored for secondary aged students.
All the modules are all “on demand,” which means you can watch at any time. The course is self-paced and since you have a full year’s access, you can revisit modules (videos). Each module is purposefully divided into 20 minute segments so that you can access them during the school day or a quiet morning with a cuppa coffee on the weekend (PD in PJs….I’m all for it!)
Each module is about 15-20 minutes. All in all, the entire course has about 2.5 hours of video total. But it does not need to be consumed all at once! It can be consumed “a la carte.” Have a student who needs time management help? Watch the 20 minute time management module. Do you need to work with a teen on organization skills for their IEP or in counseling? Watch the 15 minute module on organization. It’s self-paced and flexible!
Parents are welcome to take the course! In fact, this course was based off my Everything Parents’ Guide to Executive Functioning book, so if you enjoyed that book, you will enjoy seeing the concepts come to life in the course! The toolkit and printables are useful at home as well, particularly if you are homeschooling or managing after-school homework time.
At this time, the course is eligible for self-study units. At the end of the course, you can submit a request for a Certificate of Completion for 3 Self-Study units. Contact your local CEU agency to see if the course completion certificate is sufficient for documentation of ongoing PD.
Due to the digital and downloadable format of this course, returns are not permitted once the course has been accessed in any manner. Courses may not be transferred to other participants without purchasing a new license.
All of the strategies and activities in the program have a strong scientific basis for their use, and are grounded in cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness/positive psychology, and cognitive psychology. Citations for the research are available in my book, Everything Guide to Executive Functioning. If you need to show efficacy of use at your school, your team can track the efficacy of individual IEP/counseling goals individually or as a group using the bonus Progress Monitoring Toolkit.
Yes! Email email@example.com for for classroom, building, or district preferred pricing.
Yes! We offer group licenses so multiple staff members can each have their own login and materials. The curriculum works well for Tier 1 (classroom/school wide lessons) and Tier 2 and 3 (individual, smaller group) school-based interventions.
Discounts for group licenses are available! Email Sarah@thrivingstudents.com for Group Rates!
No worries! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the chat button and we can help!
Hit the chat button to connect with Dr. Branstetter, or schedule a quick 15-minute call using our online calendar here to learn more about how EF coaching can help students at your school or agency.