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Diary of an Organized Kid
August, 2024

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Introducing an new, one-of-a-kind, workshop for summer, 2024! Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it's a fun, hands-on experience designed to equip students with practical skills and mindsets for success in middle school and beyond.


Through entertaining TED Talks, YouTube videos, and DWK movie clips students participate in lively activities and discussions focused on building cognitive-behavioral skills, organization, some nuts-and-bolts writing skills, and promoting overall well-being.

There's nothing else like it.
DoK is about building skills and confidence that enable a smoother transition to the new school year.  Through a mix of engaging discussions and interactive activities, students will explore a range of highly relevant topics, some of which are listed below. Useful materials including handouts and shared Google documents/PDFs will be provided.   Topics include: 

  • Executive function skills:  The workshop disrupts the typical "planning and organizing," school-stuff approach to EF skills in favor of a more accurate and practical understanding of these quality of life skills. 

  • Organizational skills:  Strategies, tools, handouts, etc. that enhance study habits, improve writing skills, enable focus, smooth AM/PM routines, and more will be shared and discussed in depth. 

  • Mindsets:  Helping students challenge limiting beliefs and pivot towards open-mindedness and a growth-mindset is a cornerstone of the experience.

  • Communication skills: Your child will learn practical strategies for cool-headed problem-solving with parents, teachers, and peers.

  • Technology and screen time: Via articles and TED Talk snippets, students will participate in light-hearted, straight talk regarding the impacts of excessive screen time on cognitive growth, attention, and sleep. 

  • Nuts and bolts tech skills:  Students will bring and use their device of choice for these hands-on lessons -time, task management, note-taking, etc.

  • Peer pressure: Students will learn about how it impacts behavior and decision-making, along with practical strategies to resist it and even lead, positively.

  • Goal setting and change:  Your child will leave this course with a set of priorities and a plan of action.


General schedule for each day:

  • Every session consists of 6 +/- lessons and activities related to the topics above, and more.  

  • Breaks? Yes, every 20 minutes.

  • Snacks? Yes, bring snacks.



  • Who: students entering 6, 7, 8th grades 

  • Where: Larkspur Community Center. 240 Doherty Drive Larkspur, CA  94939

  • When: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings

    • Session 1: August 6, 7, 8 from 9:30-11:45 am each day
    • Session 2: August 13, 14, 15 from 9:30-11:45 am each day

    • Session 3: August 20, 21, 22 from 9:30-1:45 am each day

  • Handouts and Google documents/PDFs will be provided and/or shared via Gmail.

  • Optional parent/guardian follow-up available

  • Investment: $695


  • Devices: participants bring an iPad or Chromebook for use during specific lessons/activities. 

  • Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of each class and returned during the break and collected again at the end of the break, etc.   

  • Be certain your child has a Gmail address that can receive shared Google docs (many school accounts cannot so check this) 

Registration process: 

  1. Use the contact form and provide your child’s name and grade.

  2. Registration and payment options 

    1. Provide a deposit of $200, which is refundable until June 15. 

    2. Or pay in full

    3. Venmo @Dan-Leibowitz 

  3. After you provide a deposit or pay in full I will reach out to schedule a 10-minute phone call.

  4. To reserve a space a refundable deposit of $200 is required. 

  5. If you reserve a space and wish to cancel you must cancel before July 1.  After July 1 the deposit it non-refundable.

  6. Similarly, if you opt for full registration, it is also refundable until July 1.

Session availability:

  • August 6,7,8:  open 

  • August 13,14,15: open 

  • August 20,21,22: open

Contact with questions and/or after your register.

Kentfield, CA

Please email me with your child's name and grade so I can keep track of who's who. Thanks!

Thanks for reaching out!

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