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1 Day Workshops

Creating an Executive Function-Friendly Climate in Middle & High School Classrooms

Competent executive skills are critical to success inside and outside school. Without an effective executive managing the brain, papers disappear, deadlines are missed, and answers are left incomplete on tests. Students who have executive weaknesses require structure, routine, and direct strategy instruction. This seminar provides a practical overview of executive function. The seminar begins with a focus on understanding the components of executive function; it then explores practical methods for creating structured environments that support executive function development and useful strategies for supporting and strengthening executive skills.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify and discuss the composite skills that comprise executive function.
  • analyze and identify the executive strengths and weaknesses of learners.
  • construct lessons and classroom routines for students with significant executive weaknesses
  • teach strategies that students can use to support their executive weaknesses.



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school level.


This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Course Information

5 hours/PDPs (included)
.5 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

"This was my first professional development seminar and was wildly more informative and entertaining than I ever planned or hoped for. Tucker was great and I look forward to learning from or working with him in the future. Thanks so much!"

Bryant Harris

About the Instructor

Tucker Harrison

Tucker has taught study skills classes and language arts tutorials at Landmark High School since 2008, where he also serves as an academic advisor. Former roles include: residential administrator, lead study skills teacher, and cross-country coach. Tucker holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.



Mr. Harrison receives a speaking fee.



Mr. Harrison states no nonfinancial relationships exist.

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