Community Education Series 2014-2015



Where's My Stuff?

(5 Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Establish Organization Routines) 

presented by
Middle School Coordinator of Academic Program, Susan James 
For some students, learning comes easily. For many it can be quite a struggle - especially if their "inner executive" is not fully developed. In this workshop parents and educators gain a "big picture" of their child's journey on the road to self-management. Learn about developing strategies that put the "fun" in executive functioning. This presentation focuses on parents and educators working with children to establish small daily habits (that will become regular routines), keeping track of time, staying organized and finishing projects. Little habits become big routines!


This presentation is based on two primary facts. First, the most stressful thing for children and adults is a low sense of control. Second, the most important thing for the development of self-motivation in children and teens is a strong sense of personal control or autonomy.  Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson will explain why a healthy sense of control is so good for the brain, for motivation, for learning, and for emotional development. Parents and educators will come away with how they can strengthen kids’ sense of control and their own – without being overly controlling.     

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277