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Students & Educators: Enrich Your Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Function skills are a key indicator of long term student success. To help students and teachers prepare for next year, Effective Students is excited to announce our executive functioning workshop series. These sessions provide essential instruction for students to improve their executive function skills and to equip teachers to deliver executive function instruction in the classroom. 

Working directly with our panel of seasoned educators, trained in the Effective Students Method™, you’ll receive the practice, tools for instruction, and expert guidance you need to improve executive function skills in key areas, including:

  •   Flexible thinking
  •   Impulse control
  •   Planning & prioritization
  •   Self-monitoring
  •   Time management

Spring Exam Workshop

Final exams are a normal part of school life but we understand that taking exams can be overwhelming and create stress and strife.   With preparation and a relable plan, students can perform well on exams and experience far less stress and anxiety.

The Exam Workshop equips students with specific learning plan for each subject, studying resources and study skills, materials organized in an effective and functional manner so students can accomplish a little each day.

This spring, there are two exam workshops from which to choose:

Saturday, May 6th or May 13th

Time: 9:00am -10:30pm

Equip your student to finish the semester successfully!

Effective Student Workshop

Academic Management Skills

Middle & High School Students

Even bright students can become overwhelmed in school, making it difficult for them to show their strengths. Effective Student Workshops help students develop essential executive functioning skills specific to academic management to establish and reach their educational goals and preparing them to overcome challenges. Workshops are held in person in Atlanta, GA over four sessions.  Parents attend the last 15 minutes so they understand what the students have learned and know how to help them follow through.

  • 8 hours of direct live instruction in how to:
    • Organize materials (hard copy and online),
    • Manage time and plan ahead
    • Study efficiently
    • Evaluate performance and set academic goals
  • Effective Student Workbook, Online Course & Binder Kit
  • Exercises practicing how to evaluate resources, plan and prioritize
  • Skills students can apply right away
  • Collaboration with parents at the end of every session


“I learned tools to not only be a better student but to increase my abilities as a student. This class has opened my eyes and helped me to change my learning techniques for a better end result.”


 “How to manage my time. How to plan.”


 “I learned better ways to study and better ways to plan things in this class.”

Executive Function Skills

Grit and Growth Mindset Camp

Executive functions are skills that develop from early adolescence through young adulthood that involve self regulation, perspective taking, planning & prioritizing and task completion. Studies show that executive functioning skills are the leading indicators of long term success.  

Effective Students,  offers a ½ day camp where students learn about executive functions and how they can begin building these skills within themselves.  Topics addressed include: 

  • Perspective-taking -seeing things from another person’s point of view
  • Growth mindset and building resilience 
  • Self control & emotional regulation
  • Impulse control & squirrels
  • Self evaluation of strengths, struggles and how students are unique
  • Basic components of becoming an Effective Student™ 
  • Building a successful at home school work environment. 
  • Measuring quality work 
  • Tips and tricks for getting work done efficiently.  
  • Reinforcement activities and skill building

Executive Functioning Skills Camp  for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students

Please contact us if you would like to host an Executive Function Skills camp at your school.

SUMMER – Grit and Growth Mindset Camp 

Appropriate ages: RISING 4th, 5th and 6th grade students

Time: 9-12pm                Location: The Lovett School

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Study Skills for Literature

Learning about literature is a requirement throughout middle, high school and college.  Learning how to apply study actions to literature coursework may not come easily for some students but it is a skill that can be developed.  These instructional sessions are dedicated to helping your student complete a summer reading book while learning how to apply study actions such as: 

  • annotating
  • summarizing key points in chapters
  • building character charts
  • finding pertinent quotations 
  • building vocabulary
  • identifying themes
  • literary elements

With practice and dedicated instruction, students learn how to apply these study skills to enjoy literature.  

Study Skills for Literature sessions – rising 5th – 10th grade students

Study Skills Sessions for Math

Learning math and building study skills around Math empowers students to master what is challenging.  While students may not use complex math as adults, math does teach problem solving, step by step processes and the value of practice. 

If your student struggle to work independently on Math, this workshop will help them build confidence to tackle math problems as they learn to apply study actions.  The goal is to teach students what it means to ‘study’ math. Students learn by doing so bring those summer math packets!

Study Skills Sessions for Math – rising 5th 9th grade students

Students in classroom

Learn more about the educator training for teaching executive functioning skills here:

Executive Functioning Training for Teachers

Educators play an essential role in fostering executive functioning skills in their students, giving them the keys to drive their success in school–and in later life. To equip educators with the tools they need to clearly and easily deliver this instruction, Effective Students is offering Level I Workshops that include access to the online course and curriculum for a full year. The workshop also includes the following: 

  • 11 hours of instruction by the Effective Student leadership team 
  • Teacher manual
  • Online course
  • Parent handouts 
  • Student workbooks, handouts, and notes 
  • Slide decks for direct instruction
  • Instructional videos
  • Grading rubrics with target Executive Functioning skills by grade 

Empower educators with specially designed curriculum to help nurture essential skills in their students. Questions? Request more info here

Safety Measures – Executive Function Workshop Overview

To maximize learning potential, the Effective Students workshops are designed to take place with small, in-person groups. Attendees will be socially distanced with masks required.  

Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), our business is taking extra precautions and following enhanced sanitation/disinfecting procedures in compliance with CDC guidance. For additional information on our COVID-19 safety procedures, please contact us.

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Here’s what real students say about Effective Students Workshops:

  • “My biggest takeaway from this class is that reading is not studying” Riverwood 10th grader
  • “I learned better ways to study and better ways to plan things in this class” The Lovett School 7th grader
  • “How to slow down and follow all instructions” Woodward Academy 7th grader
  • “My biggest takeaway from this class is the binder organization system because in the past, my binders and backpack have been messy and I tend to lose papers.” Westminster Schools 10th grader
  • “I now know how important it is to study.” Wesleyan School 7th grader
  • “My biggest take away from this class is organization.  Last year I had too many missing assignments” E. Rivers Elementary 5th grader 
  • “Keep your stuff in its respective place and only touch it once.” Fulton Science Academy 8th grader
  • “Always read instructions” Atlanta Classical Academy 6th grader
  • “I feel more organized and when I get to class, I already know all my classwork and my calendar are together, ready for class.” Atlanta International School 9th grader
  • “I was a pocket stuffer and now I have an amazing binder that makes everything easier.  It makes turning in homework, studying for tests and exams will be easy because I won’t have to scavenge for papers.”  Atlanta International School 9th grader