Be That Teacher Who Breaks Through
Students with ADHD learn differently, this is also true for students who have intense emotions due to trauma, loss and grief, often these challenges present as ADHD/ ODD, when in fact it is just a very triggered nervous system holding a child in "Survival Mode~ Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fib Mode" (Fibbing is common in people with ADHD)
This presents a challenge and an opportunity — for more visual, collaborative, interactive, positive lesson plans. Not to mention a life-changing relationship with the students who struggle at school.
The best teacher listens, adapts, and forgives students who flounder. Helping these students takes extra time, energy and a ton of patience. To help these students we can:
The ONLY way to help a struggling student with ADHD is to change how we parent them at home, and how we teach them at school...Period.
A child with ADHD is like a child in a wheelchair sitting at the bottom of the steps. If you acknowledge the wheelchair without building a ramp, an elevator or have a team of people prepared to carry the child up the stairs, that child can not access their education therefor can not succeed. Students with ADHD are no different, you just can't see their struggles.
If you are an Educator or an Administrator and wish to connect to discuss ways to become a more ADHD Friendly Educator, please feel free to email me for a complimentary consultation:) I am willing to help and eager to learn with you! There is no "one size fits all" every student is different and every teacher brings to the table their own gifts, strengths, beliefs and experiences. Looking forward to collaborate:)