How to Keep ADHD Children Focused in the Classroom

How to Keep ADHD Children Focused in the Classroom

Strategies for Teaching Students With ADHD

To understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you must first know the common signs. As a teacher, it can be difficult for us to know if a student is showing signs of ADHD or is merely misbehaving.

The signs of ADHD can mislead anyone into believing that a child is ill-mannered, and it’s easy to blame it on bad parenting. But as a teacher who really cares, it’s worth making an effort to understand the signs of ADHD so you can spot them in the classroom.

Children With ADHD versus Children Misbehaving

Children portray a behavioral pattern that closely resembles what you may call “misbehavior.” So how do you differentiate an ADHD child from others? 

The Common Signs

The word ‘symptom’ can make ADHD sound like a disease, so I’ll use ‘signs’ to describe the condition.

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Brilliant Epigraphs

How To Empower Your Writing With Brilliant Epigraphs

Don’t we all want to grab our readers’ attention right from the word go? But that doesn’t happen all the time, does it?

One of the hard parts of writing a novel, article, or even an essay, is getting the introduction right. A good start hooks the readers in, giving them a taste of what is in store for them, and your ability to sculpt the words in a way that entices them can make them want to read more.

But what if you can’t come up with the right catchphrase and the right string of words that help your writing to stand out?

Here’s where a brilliant epigraph can come in handy and empower your writing.

“What’s an Epigraph?” you ask.

An epigraph is a short quote, a proverb, a verse, lyrics of a song, or quotes by famous people and fictional characters.

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10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners

10 Popular ESL Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers

The spike in the number of technology-enabled classrooms in the past few years clearly indicates what a crucial role technology already plays when it comes to education.

The dawn of mobile phones has changed the way people access information. Almost everything we need is available at our fingertips and available on demand. The fact that the current breed of students is comfortable using cool new gadgets only goes to show that the influence of technology is here to stay.

The market is full of apps that make any classroom an interesting place for both students and teachers. From easy-to-use user interfaces to customizable features to suit individual needs, these apps have been built to deliver great user experience.

While some of them were recommended to me by my colleagues, a few others were suggested by my students

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Help! My Kid is Not Good at Anything.

It’s true. Your kid can’t be good at everything. But there’s nothing to worry about. Why?

Sanctification and Spitup

Your friend rushes to your table and apologizes for being late to your monthly lunch date. “I’m so sorry.” She says. “I just got back from Max’s private cello lesson. He’s headed to Nationals next week.”

Oh, wow. I didn’t even know he played cello.” You reply. “Isn’t soccer more his thing?”

Your friend nods and laughs in response to your question.

Yeah, that’s his thing too. And football. Well, and I guess robotics.” Then she pauses to reflect.

I guess it’s kind of funny to say aloud, but it’s almost like whatever he tries, he excels in. Sort of like, everything is kind of his thing.” Then she goes about ordering her drink.

You slide back in your chair with a smile on your face, but you can’t help but wonder how one kid can be so, so talented. Then…

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5 tips to conquer writing anxiety

There is deafening silence all around with a blank paper staring back menacingly at you. You feel like all your ideas are sucked away, making you feel powerless and paralyzed.

Writing anxiety is mostly situational and it is, therefore, necessary to identify what causes anxiety. Understanding the causes is the first step towards addressing anxiety itself.

Anxiety often results from discomfort caused by various elements like tight deadlines, unfamiliar topics, unexplored genres, varied audience, fear of criticism, wobbly self-confidence, sleep deprivation, hunger, high expectations, and just about anything that makes you feel a little off.

And don’t you already know that this “feeling off” is only temporary? You know it, yes, but then again there’s self-doubt that feeds on your confidence and makes you think otherwise. Continue reading