Working with Students with ADHD at the High School Level

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect children at all stages of development. In this article, we’ll look at how to work with students with ADHD at the high school level. There are many challenges, but with a little prep work and the right mindset, you can successfully help these students prepare for college or career.

 

5 Ways We Are Holding Back Our Students

We’ve all got bad habits and students have more than some. It comes with being young. There are still so many life skills to learn. Of course, it isn’t just the student’s fault. There are plenty of times when it isn’t them but their surroundings that are holding them back. After all, we can do a lot more to teach them the skills they need to thrive in this world.

 

What the U.S. Can Learn from European Schools About Arts Education

The Launch Competition at SXSW EDU introduces attendees to several early-stage edtech startups. The startups pitch their product to a panel of judges, who decide on a winner to receive a check for $2,500 and, of course, exposure on an international level. This year, the ten finalists presenting at Launch represented very diverse interests within the edtech landscape.

The Latest Classroom Tech Still Needs a Teacher’s Creative Touch

While these new technologies are certainly impressive to behold, they do not produce authentic, standards-driven learning experiences on their own. It takes skilled educators to look beyond the flash to turn virtual experiences into actual learning opportunities.

 

The Future of Education: A Few Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2018

The conference tends to attract a crowd that’s different from your typical teacher conference. About half the attendees are educators and administrators from both K-12 and higher ed institutes and the other half are edtech businesses and government/non-profit representatives.

Keeping 1st Period Energized

It’s no secret that American high school students have a sleep problem. Yes, a fair percentage of teenagers stay up too late texting or playing video games. However, the root of the problem rests in how early in the morning high school begins. I still fondly (not really) remember 1st-period Calculus my senior year – plopping down in my chair at 7:25 AM, wanting nothing more than to go back to sleep.