Editorial Articles

Educator Resources to Support Student Success

Useful Tools to Help Teach Planning! Providing easy-to-use, accessible resources for busy teachers Premier wants schools to get the most out of student planners, that’s why we offer downloadable implementation tools to support classroom efforts. Offering tools such as lesson plans,... More.

OTMP as a Lesson for Life

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher The truth is not all of the facts we teach our students will have applicability in their later lives. Knowing about ancient Egyptian burial practices may be helpful for the student who goes into archeology, but have little practical... More.

How NOT to Help Kids Get Organized: 5 Mistakes Parents and Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher Are you trying to help a child who is struggling with organization, time management, and planning? Here are some common mistakes parents and teachers make followed by some smart strategies you can use to avoid these traps. Download... More.

Parent Tips for Developing Students’ OTMP Skills

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher Research shows that parents play a key role in helping students develop skills in organization, time management and planning (OTMP). Following are a series of tip sheets for parents whose children are struggling with OTMP. Sent home in... More.

OTMP Skills and the Home-to-School Connection

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher When students struggle with organisation, time management, and planning (OTMP), it can be exasperating for parents. OTMP difficulties not only affect students’ functioning throughout the academic day, they often have a significant... More.

Increasing School Success Through OTMP Instruction

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher With the latest research showing that students’ OTMP skills can be significantly improved through direct instruction,* many educational leaders see school-wide programming in OTMP skills as a concept that holds great potential value... More.

What are OTMP Skills?

Jennifer Rosenblatt, Howard Abikoff, and Richard Gallagher Recent research conducted by New York University Langone Medical Center’s Child Study Center shows that the skills involved in OTMP competency fall into four broad categories: Assignment management, Materials management, Time... More.

Exercise: The Path to a Child's Healthy Future

By: Paul Rosengard, Executive Director, SPARK The obesity epidemic among youth today only continues to escalate. Due to the increase in modern technology, more forms of entertainment involve sitting rather than moving. Children are exposed to more computers, video games, movies and television... More.