Tuesday, September 27, 2011

713. Helping him discover a new landscape

One day teacher of English A said to teacher of English B, “A few days ago I attended an interesting lecture by a psychiatrist. Look, you and I have to learn and accept that we can have students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in the class, and we must know this distress may be affecting them in a serious way!

Well, you’ve noticed some students are active in an abnormal way and they can’t focus on us, for example, however we do. It’s not something to ignore and obliterate – some students may need specific attention by a specialist.

Now I’m just telling you some practical things we can do with the students in the classroom: have that kid sit next to a calm one; positive motivation helps him or her more than your scolding – they’re very receptive to positive motivation; they better respond to a sequence of steps than if you assign to study four pages as homework; assign dates for rather frequent tutorials with his or her parents; also have tutorials with the student; this latter one should use a diary or organizer where he would write homework and dates of exams, and then be read by his parents every day at home, but then also by talking with the kid about these notes.

I know you right now are thinking of those few students you have, good! This might be the beginning of their correction.” / Photo from: 8screensavers com. Almost raining minimalist landscapes
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