Helping Your Students Succeed
Dr. Thomas McIntyre provides lots of strategies to try as you're working to create an environment where your students with ADHD can be successful. A lot will be familiar — developing a rapport, establishing routines — but have you considered using a puppet to give directions to younger children? How about setting up secret signals to get students' attention?
For kids who struggle with reading, public radio stories can be a great way to teach current events, history, science, and more. Listen Current provides access to a wide variety of stories — along with discussion questions — free of charge (though you will need to set up an account). Students can listen to reporting on the integration of Central High in 1954 or today's Ebola outbreak.
Teachers like you are always looking for new ideas to help your students thrive. But what ideas do you share with parents who come to you for advice? The blogs on Understood.org can be a good resource to share with parents. For example, The Inside Track provides fresh ideas from authors, advocates and more. Check out the blogs at Understood.org and share them with parents who need support.