Kids with ADHD often have a lack of self-awareness. Before you are discipline them, be sure to explain what went wrong. Then teach what behavior is expected from them.
Give assistance, not advice in a crisis.
With school shootings in the news these days, there is one common factor that is often overlooked. The majority of school shooters feel the need to kill as a result of being the victim of bullying. Here are some scary bullying statistics from a 2013 study:
Percent of students who reported being bullied at school, on a school bus or on the way to and from school:
• Bullied at school: 21.5%
• Made fun of or insulted: 13.6%
• Subject of rumors: 13.2%
• Pushed, shoved, spit on or tripped: 6.0%
• Excluded from activities: 4.5%
• Threatened with harm: 3.9%
• Forced to do things they didn’t want to do: 2.2%
• Property destroyed: 1.6%
People with autism spectrum disorder tend to think inward to their own little world. Social interactions help them to see the world outside of theirs.
Many young girls and women have a subtype called predominantly inattentive ADHD. They may seem flighty or spacy but are not hyperactive. This might not raise a red flag with teachers or parents. As a result, girls often go without treatment until they reach adulthood. The use of ADHD medication among women ages 26 to 34 has risen 85% in just 5 years!
Tomorrow we will look at why girls are frequently overlooked for treatment.
Some students need time to play or relax right after school as they mentally burn out. Others students prefer get to their homework right away as they can remain focused and want to finish so they can have the rest of their evening to themselves. For this reason, Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutors are available as soon as school ends and up to 11:00 PM every day. It is important to allow students the ability to do their homework once they are mentally ready to do so as long as enough time is allotted to complete all assignments.
The written teacher evaluation and classroom observation information will help clarify the potential causes of a child’s difficulty in the classroom. In order to help a child, the teacher and the parents must consider many possible causes for the student’s difficulty. Without a careful evaluation, a child may be inappropriately labeled as a “behavior problem” or “special needs”.
An extremely important thing to note is the child should not be told they are personally being observed. People that know they are being observed tend to step up their game. The teacher should notify the students that someone is visiting the class to observe the teacher or may have a student in the class next year and seeing how they do things.
Is your student mislabeled as special needs or a behavior problem? Tomorrow we will address this as our series on classroom difficulty continues.
The second reason the teacher should never conduct the classroom observation is because they are a part of the process being evaluated. The teacher could be the one causing the student to have difficulty in the classroom in the first place. The observer needs to be able to see all aspects of the classroom including the students and the teacher all with an open mind.
Tomorrow we will take a closer look at exactly who should and should not be conducting the classroom observation.
There are two reasons that the teacher must not be allowed to do the classroom observation for a troubled student. The first reason is because they have already made up their mind. They already have opinions and won’t be able to look at the situation with an open mind.
Tomorrow we will discuss a second reason that you should not allow the classroom teacher to do the observation of your child. You will not want to miss this one!