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Category Archives: Teaching

Students with ADHD Left Out in the Cold? Try Inclusion.

Good things happen when students with and without disabilities learn together. Inclusion is an all-embracing societal ideology. It rejects the use of special schools or classrooms for students with disabilities. In inclusive classrooms, all students belong, are equally valued, and deserve the same experiences and opportunities. They learn by being together, improved by diversity. Students […]

ADHD Students: Why Fight? Collaborate.

Student groups with kids with ADHD are a hot mess.  How can they get good grades?  Work together toward a single goal. Student collaboration joins classmates as groups to solve problems together.  The goal is getting an organized endeavor to a satisfying and most appropriate end.  To achieve this groups seek compromise to develop similar […]

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 […]

ADHD + School + Music Make the World Go Round

What’s better?  Music or computers?  New research makes a case for Bach. Students with ADHD might be seen as the “savage beast,” calmed by music.  It can be used in the classroom to enhance understanding and improve behavior.  They become risk-takers and sing as a group. Back to my English-teaching days… Yeah, a math teacher […]

Innovative Teaching Makes Happy Folks with ADHD

ADHD students.  Reading/listening. Failure? Try creativity, collaboration, INNOVATION! Innovation is any teaching strategy, approach, technique, or tool that is used in a new way.  It produces quantifiable gains for outcomes or student experiences.  It proactively integrates creativity into the classroom. The first day of Algebra 1.  The same old thing.  “What do we need to […]

Students with ADHD Rock it with Learning Styles

  Liberation!  Study “your way.”  Students with ADHD improve low self-esteem too. An individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which a student absorbs, processes, comprehends, and retains information.  Students with ADHD utilize different styles and techniques.  They tend to have a dominant style of learning and far less with others. Visual:  Images, […]

Sports and ADHD: The Perfect Medication

Cutting-edge psychiatrists have begun recommending sports to support the side effects of ADHD.  Try at least 40 minutes of activity per day.  Factors to consider are medication, overall health, and scheduling. Choosing the right sport greatly impacts the factors of success.  ADHD challenges structure, order, and distractability.  For the most, teens’ most formitable opponents on […]

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 […]