From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, the large-format academic planner that has helped thousands of students in grades 6–12 is now revised and updated. It provides an all-in-one resource for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are given the tools to get organized, manage their time, learn study strategies, create daily/weekly study plans, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. In addition to simplified planner pages, the revised edition has an improved Studying for Tests form.
User-friendly features: Convenient spiral binding. Three-hole punched to fit in a binder (with a new slimmer profile). Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and print extra copies. Undated daily and monthly calendars for one academic year. Reference calendar through July 2021. Online-only User's Guide for school psychologists, educators, coaches, and parents
“This is a wonderful tool. Importantly, it provides a menu of options for coaches and students and the language is transparent and logical. Dawson and Guare draw on their knowledge of how executive skills develop and are refined to explicitly teach strategies for academic and personal self-management and self-advocacy. Both the student and the executive skills coach will gain from using this planner.”
—Jackie Gilson, NCSP, school psychologist, Chicago Public Schools
“In my 17 years as a teacher, I've worked with countless frustrated, struggling students who are clearly capable of doing better. The executive functioning and coaching components in The Work-Smart Academic Planner are vital to improve the academic performance of these learners. The planner helps students develop a growth mindset and increase their sense of self-efficacy. It builds the cognitive skills necessary for success in school and beyond.”
—Timothy McElroy, MA, special education teacher, Mountain View High School, Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools
“Dawson and Guare provide a true compass for navigating the path to academic growth. The planner provides invaluable practical strategies that encourage students' independence and foster learning. It will be a welcome resource for students, coaches, educators, and parents.”
—Barbara Saint-Amour, board-certified coach, Yarmouth, Maine