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Category Archives: School Issues

ADHD Students: Got good grades? Here’s how to keep them.

Summer slide?  It’s not in the playground.  Don’t fall victim.  Something comes up and steals academic progress, as much as 2 months. Summer slide describes the loss of academic skills over the summer break.  As a result, education does not continue.  This loss  is especially severe for students with ADHD because they are not engaged […]

ADHD Folks Never Stop Learning. It’s Lifelong.

  Students with ADHD fight in class.  Behavior sometimes changes as they age.  Why work when there are accommodations?  Lifelong learning in the 21st Century.  That’s why. College isn’t just about getting a degree.  It’s about the the ultimate welfare of students, especially those with disabilities.  Taking the initiative to learn, students with ADHD strive […]

The ADHD High-Stakes Disaster

High-stakes testing can be a quick path to failure.  They’re sometimes used to determine academic punishments.  This includes penalties, sanctions, and rankings, with a clear line drawn between those who pass and those who fail. Communicate with teachers early.  Establish strategies for everyone. Learn the vocabulary.  Standardized test vs. achievement test. Contact guidance counselors.  Discuss […]

ADHD and Addiction? 30% – 50%

It is common for people with ADHD to turn to addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. Their attempt is often to improve abilities, help them feel better, or self-medicating.  The activities work at first, providing them with ADHD relief.  Ultimately, these high-risk behaviors can result in academic failure, incarcerations, or death from […]

Is it funny? No, it’s CYBERBULLYING?

Teens live for their cell phones…90% of ’em all.  You think that the biggest challenges come from throwing them?  No…cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, email, chat rooms or social media used to intimidate, harass, threaten, or humiliate someone.  It has increased among teens as they have more access to electronic […]

ADHD Parents: Oh no! Report cards are in.

There is a feeling of dread. Kids and parents alike. Success? Failure? No one wants to look. Traveling on the WayBack Machine… No one forgets their first year as a teacher. For sure. Nothing prepares you for your first report cards. I got the day off to sit in front of the computer. What? I […]

Common Core Math: What is it? Why should we care?

The Common Core initiative was directed toward public K-12 students in the US.  In spite of public opinion, it was sponsored by the National Govenors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).  The objective was to identify what students should know at the end of each grade level. It’s further designed […]

ADHD:  Finding Academic Success by Overcoming Challenges

One of the most serious challenges faced by teens and young adults is regarding educational outcomes. High School Experience significantly higher retention rate (42%). More are suspended (60%). Highest drop-out rate (32%). College Fewer enter college (22%). Lower GPA (1.7). Lower graduation rate (5%). These intervention strategies remediate situations. Find a “good fit” for teachers/professors. […]