Classroom, Elementary, ell, High School, Junior High, school

MEGA List of Tips For Supporting Students Who Have ADHD

So many students we have in our classrooms are diagnosed with ADHD. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to help students who are overly energetic, can't seem to focus on tasks, or daydream during class. However, there are lots of great tools and strategies we can use to help support these students and help them find… Continue reading MEGA List of Tips For Supporting Students Who Have ADHD

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, Resources, school

Tips for Teaching Students Who Have Difficulty Following Instructions

Hello fellow educators, I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of students who have trouble following through on instructions from others. In all my years of teaching, it has been very rarely that a student is choosing to be defiant. In fact, even with some of my students diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder),… Continue reading Tips for Teaching Students Who Have Difficulty Following Instructions

Classroom, Elementary, High School, Junior High, Resources, school

Tips to Help Students Understand Written Materials

It can be extremely difficult for many students to understand what they’re reading. Teaching reading comprehension is a major focus in Language Arts as well as other subjects, and it’s something I’m continuously asked about. Trying to read through important information can be hard for students for many different reasons. Perhaps they don’t know how… Continue reading Tips to Help Students Understand Written Materials

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Helping Students to Follow a Plan

I’m sure we’ve all had students who have had very high aspirations and want to do well, but when push comes to shove, they lack follow-through and/or don’t know where to begin. It’s really important in these instances to teach students how to effectively follow a plan. Perhaps these kiddos are very distracted, get anxious,… Continue reading Tips for Helping Students to Follow a Plan

Classroom, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips For Supporting Students With Messy or Disorganized Work

We all know how it feels to pick up a piece of student work to grade and not even be able to read it because it’s so messy. This can be frustrating because, not only is it difficult to decipher, we can’t crawl into a student’s hand and get them to print and draw clearer.… Continue reading Tips For Supporting Students With Messy or Disorganized Work

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

It can be very difficult to work with students who are consistenly calling out, speaking to peers, or otherwise engaging in rude behaviour during class time. I find this most common in my students with ADHD. They are so unfocused and energetic that it's very difficult for them to discern when they should and should… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Talk Inappropriately During Class

Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Memory

It can be really difficult to support students who have difficulty remembering things. In particular, this happens so frequently with our students who have ADHD and, of course, those with low working memory. It can be so difficult for these kiddos to focus and then to recall information. Sometimes it seems like nothing we do… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students Who Struggle With Memory

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

So many students have a difficult time sitting still during class time. I don’t blame them, it’s hard for me too! Seriously, I’m that teacher during Professional Development days that’s at the back of the room stretching, going to the bathroom 20 times just to get a walk in, and colour coding all my pens.… Continue reading Tips For Students With Who Can’t Sit Still

Classroom, Elementary, Junior High, school

Tips for Working With Students Who Are Overly Competitive

Students who are overly competitive can become easily agitated and engage in inappropriate behaviour during a lot of different activities. This can make things extremely difficult for you as a teacher, as well as other students. These competitive students can often lose friendships and find themselves quite lonely, not always fully understanding what they’ve done… Continue reading Tips for Working With Students Who Are Overly Competitive

Classroom, Curriculum, Elementary, High School, Junior High, school

Tips for Supporting Students with Low Self-Esteem

Some of the students we see each day have extremely low self-esteem. These kiddos often have a bad habit of putting themselves down a lot. I personally see this quite a bit with students diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. These students often frequently put themselves down and make negative comments about themselves to… Continue reading Tips for Supporting Students with Low Self-Esteem