POWER PLANNERS – Executive Functioning

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Executive Functioning refers to the group of skills required to get things done! These include planning, prioritizing, time management, sustained attention, goal-directed persistence, and task initiation.

Young children depend on their parents to pack school bags, offer homework reminders, and enforce bedtimes. However, as students move into middle and high school, their parents and teachers begin to expect more. How do we learn to manage our own time, stay on task, and remember important deadlines? As with any other important life skill, we must be taught.

Power Planners teaches executive functioning skills through direct instruction and guided practice. Students learn the skills they need to thrive in high school and beyond while gaining valuable knowledge about the specific tools and strategies that work best for them.


Power Planners Group Class

Grades 7 to 12

This program was designed for students who want to strengthen their executive functioning skills. Students get to know themselves and their organizational style, explore a variety of tools and strategies and select the ones that work best for them.

This ten-hour program teaches students to:

 Use agendas, calendars, or online tools to manage deadlines
 Break up large projects into manageable chunks
 Take notes, prepare for tests, and work well with others
 Keep binders, backpacks, and lockers tidy and organized
 Communicate effectively with teachers and advocate for their own learning


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Power Planners FAQs

The program is delivered according to a Direct Instruction pedagogy, which involves the explicit teaching of concepts in a strategic and systematic manner. This approach enhances student understanding of the topic presented and allows for the mastery of new skills.
We have been supporting our 1-to-1 students with their executive functioning skills for many years, and have perfected a method of teaching these skills that provides students with the support they need while encouraging their independence.
All Power Planners instructors have either B.Ed or M.Ed certification. They have extensive classroom and 1-to-1 teaching experience and are well trained in the program. All teachers are supervised by the Director of Education.
Yes. The Power Planners course includes all necessary materials, including a student workbook with ample resources they will use during the class and beyond. Parents can help their children by familiarizing themselves with the workbook contents and the Power Planners method.
The Power Planners program does not include homework.
Did you know that the ability to organize and complete school-assigned tasks impacts academic success as much as IQ? Many students don’t receive the grades they are capable of because they struggle with executive functioning skills. Of course, grades are influenced by a variety of factors, but students’ grades will generally improve when Power Planners strategies are applied.
Our classes have a maximum of ten students, which allows our teachers to provide each student with ample time and attention.
Yes. RRLS will teach privately organized classes at a convenient time and location.

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