Executive Function Mastery Course – McCloskey and Kenney Online

Fill your toolbox with new research-based strategies & activities!

  • Learn to apply current neuroscience and cognitive science research to the development of thinking, self-regulation and social-emotional skills in children and adolescents.
  • Learn Cognitive-Physical Activities to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning, and behavior.
  • Learn how to improve communication, collaboration, and cooperation in the classroom, in daily life, and at home.
  • Learn some of the over 100 executive function coaching activities for better thinking, self-regulation, learning, and behavior including Musical Thinking, The Thinker, Caveman and Boots, How BIG is My Worry, Building Ponds of Better Behavior, My Elephant Can See For Miles, Planting My Thinking Flower, My Attention Engine, My Memory Window and more.
  • Learn rhythm, tempo, and beat-based cognitive-motor activities to engage attention, memory, self-control, cognitive flexibility, planning and self-regulation.
  • Learn how to use rhythmic “heavy-work” to calm and alert the brain for better classroom management.
  • Learn the new research on the importance of movement, rhythm, tempo, and timing in learning.
  • Get practical strategies, tools, and printables to move around the defensive brain with anxious, angry, sensory-sensitive and intense children.

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Executive Function in the Classroom

February 27 & 28, 2020 Plainview, New York Two-Day ADVANCED Training

March 11-13, 2020 Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks

April 2, 2020 Portland, Maine

April 3, 2020 Manchester, New Hampshire

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May 6, 2020 Ontario, Canada

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Topics & Activities

  • Preparing the Brain to Learn

  • The Impact of Brain Stimulation, Stress, ACE’s and Trauma on Learning

  • Creating Low-Stress High Engagement Learning Environments

  • The Biological Precursors to Learning

  • 5 Early Predictors of Academic Success

  • Building Core Executive Functions for Achievement

  • Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students

  • We Got the Beat: Engaging Subcortical Brain Structures for Better Learning

  • Brain Primers: The Importance of Beat-Based Patterns & Sequences in Learning

  • The Meludia Method

  • Teaching How to Slow Down for Better Self-Control

  • Prompts and Questions for Better Executive Function Coaching

  • Movin’ and Groovin’ Movement Mixes

  • “I am the Best Coach for My Brain” – Brain Lessons for Students

  • The “Cognitive Conversation” about Attention

  • My Attention Engine: Strategies for ADHD

  • Cognitive Songs & Movement Chants

  • 1-5 minute Desk & Seated Drumming Activities

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Topics & Activities

  • Language, Dyslexia, Reading and Learning

  • Temporality, Timing and Prosody in Reading

  • Are Rhymers Really Readers?

  • Better Behavior with Rhythmic Heavy Work

  • Spotlight: The Visual-Motor Language

  • The Importance of Cognitive Cueing

  • Quarter Notes, Whole Notes, Half-Notes, Pause

  • The One Spotlight Movement Circle

  • The “Cognitive Conversation” about Memory

  • Working Memory Enhancement Strategies

  • Play Math: Retrieving Math Facts with Quick Rick

  • Encoding Spelling with Slow Mo

  • Bean Bags, Attention, Memory and Inhibition

  • The Movement Orchestra

  • The “Cognitive Conversation” about Self-Control (Response Inhibition) + Impulsivity

  • Self-Regulation: Achieving an Alert State of Calm

  • Self-Regulation: Yoga & Tai Chi

  • Rhythm Ball for Calming

Cognitive-Motor Movement and Coaching Activities

Dr. Lynne Coaching our Kid Coaches in Rhythm and Movement


In this video, we are working with our kid coaches to practice using beats to add cognition to simple heavy work activities. We do a simple 1 2 3.  First, we look at and talk about one of The Kinetic Classroom Rhythm cards. Next, we learn to clap the rhythm. Then we use the rhythm in holding, pushing and pulling activities. What looks pretty easy is actually quite cognitive, challenging and fun.

A Few Musical Thinking Lessons



In Musical Thinking, we use The Love Notes in several different ways. One valuable activity is to help students mindfully move their bodies in quarter notes, half notes and whole notes using Quick Rick, Slow Mo, and Thinkerbelle. Helping students experience the “felt-sense” of slowing down enhances their response inhibition, mindful presence, self-control, and self-regulation. Here are three short activities to help your students experience mindful control of how they approach tasks, move in time and negotiate every day tasks in class.