Traveling on the Wayback Machine…
Ahhh…A new school year full of opportunuties. As you can probably guess, it’s my first year teaching. Smart in math. What more do I need to know?
1 hour later, I found out the answer…Take me back to my old law firm! Everyone sits quietly and does their work.
2 weeks and 5 senior teachers later, things settled down. Only 1 problem…no one could tell me what ADHD was. The STEM girl that I am did research, but it was unclear. I’ll test (confront) him so I can figure out how far I can go. Let the games begin…
Yelling with my mouth 1 inch from his nose…Nothing.
Blowing on the back of his neck…Nothing.
Giving him a zero when he turned in his homework…Nothing.
I gave up. ADHD is just a label.
“Here is our 1st quiz this year. It will take 45 minutes to finish. Ok, begin.”
Allow frequent breaks to avoid cognitive overload.