Classroom Hero

A step-by-step guide to supporting your struggling, disorganized students, including students with ADHD & anxiety

Think about your students for a minute...

I'm willing to bet that there is a small but vocal faction of students in your classroom that need a lot of support with

  • starting their work
  • keeping track of their assignments & papers
  • staying attentive
  • following directions
  • calling out & disrupting
  • continuing with tasks, even if they face setbacks

Of course you know these students, because often they are where your love goes...

You think about them at night & worry about their progress.

Maybe you have devised behavioral plans & rewards you think they'll like but nothing sticks.

But what would your classroom be like....

if just one or two of your students was more attentive, more independent, or even a bit more organized?

Maybe you have some strategies for supporting the students you can, but do you have a system?

Do you have a reliable way of working with your struggling students that gets at the heart of their challenges?


Executive Functioning is the buzzword in education right now.

It's often used as a catchall for a host of student struggles, from disorganization & poor time management to low impulse control & working memory challenges.

What these skills have in common is the brain's ability to make & execute plans.

Even the brightest students can struggle in school because of Executive Functioning skill deficits.

There is good news, though:

Knowing how to support students with EF challenges:

  • increases your effectiveness
  • builds student skills & independence
  • changes lives (yours & theirs)
  • lightens your workload
  • calms your classroom
  • takes your students farther faster

Be a Classroom Hero.

Grow your skills so you can better serve all your students.


Classroom Hero is a course, a resource & a community

Classroom Hero guides you through everything you need to know to support students with the executive skills they need to succeed in the game of school.

Through info-packed videos, useful handouts & case studies, I take you from investigating difficult tasks to matching your students with the best solutions for them.

Plus, webinars & discussion prompts give you a chance to ask your questions & get answers.

Classroom Hero is for educators who want to grow their teaching practice so they are more efficient & have a bigger impact.

Get your students farther faster by knowing how to address the core deficits that impact their learning.


For Teachers by a Teacher

Too often when we get advice about struggling students, it's not doable in a classroom setting, it has too many steps or is too narrow to apply to all our students.

I designed this course to be successful in classrooms, resource rooms & tutoring centers, across grades & subjects.

1) Practical processes that can be applied across EF skills & subjects

Support a student who can't seem to get started with his writing & a student who struggles with emotional control using the same set of steps.

2) Holistic

Think about students holistically, gather data about all aspects of a student (or group of students) & what makes challenging tasks challenging. (Yes, there are worksheets!)

3) Scalable & Sustainable

Quickly narrow the objective to one small-but-impactful task, a game changer, to focus on first. (More worksheets!) This keeps the process sustainable & scalable.

If the whole class, a handful of students or just one student is working toward a single clear objective, you all have a better chance of getting it right.

4) Support & Motivate

Finally, apply the scaffolding & motivation that gets at the heart of the core struggles & skills deficit(s).

We are talking about strategies you can apply in the classroom tomorrow.

This is practical professional development you can actually use.

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Your Instructor

Maria Howard
Maria Howard

Hi, I'm Maria! A former classroom teacher of six years, I've owned my own small tutoring business since March 2016. I took about a year to transition from part time to full time, but once I hit my stride I was able to replace my teaching salary while working way fewer hours, choosing which families I work with, and serving struggling students with expert academic support.

Along the way, I've discovered that there is nothing I enjoy more than the autonomy of working for myself and turning math haters into math lovers through fun games, meaty problems & the occasional M&M.

This workshop is full of all the practical information I wish I knew when I started my tutoring business years ago and I can't wait to share it with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
After the course starts, it never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.