Course curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • How to Use the Mini-Course Template
    • Zoom Meeting Steps
  • 2

    Welcome to Developing Executive Functioning Skills in our kids: an introduction to yourself

    • Welcome!
    • Before we begin...
  • 3

    Session 1

    • We can have a lot of trouble in a lot of different ways
    • What is Executive Functioning?
    • The Brain
    • The importance of Play
    • Evidences
    • Three Basic Dimensions
    • Executive Function and the Brain (video-resources)
    • Executive Functioning Skills Help us
    • Live Session
  • 4

    Session 2

    • Children with Weak Executive Functioning Skills
    • Games and activities for Infants
    • Toddlers
    • 3 to 6 years old
    • 5 years old +
    • Elementary Age Children
    • Adolescents
    • Resources and further reading
    • Live Session


Montessori Guide and Special Educator, Maria Eva Chaffin, M.Ed.; and Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, M.B.A. have joined together to deliver comprehensive and unique insight and guidance on addressing children with Executive Functioning Skills deficit. Brynn Rangel brings her insight as a Behavior Analyst in the Montessori classroom to better understand and identify patterns and strategies for children with varying levels of needs. Maria Eva Chaffin offers extensive Montessori and Special Needs teaching and classroom experience to leverage the Montessori Method to meet the classroom needs of children with Executive Functioning Skills deficit.