Attention Deficit Disorder Teacher Resources
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Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 2 (Cooperative Planning)
Create a supportive environment. Get your students to work together cooperatively by making and keeping goals. The goal of this activity is to build a classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and positive reinforcement.
Chart Challenge: Behavior Management
Students develop a behavior management plan using Excel. They use the computer to develop a behavior chart. Students record their behavior on a daily basis using the chart they developed using Excel.
Creating Community In the Classroom: Part 4 (Rewarding Improvement)
Attempt to progress toward positive classroom behaviors. Structure your class through a series of activities intended to help students acknowledge cooperative behavior and proper classroom interpersonal skills. They match ten adjectives to their behavior improvement and track how the classroom environment has changed. Great for kids with ADHD or other behavioral issues.
Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author's Purpose
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read each passage, determine the purpose of each, and use examples from the text to support the identified purpose. The lesson content is first modeled and then practiced as a group and individually.
Sample Behavior Strategy: Hallway Transitions
Written as a sample behavior strategy, this resource provides a case-study-style context to assist an Autistic child with transition issues. The primary behavior is laying in the hallway during transitions. The behavior strategy is positive reinforcement through a token economy system. Practical and well supported, this support plan could be a life saver.
Creating Community in the Classroom: Monitoring Progress
Students develop a sense of classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and brainstorming. They monitor the effects of their plan by determining whether short term goals are being achieved.
Community in the Classroom: Part 2 (Cooperative Planning)
Students review the importance of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process and practice cooperative behavior while reviewing concepts, setting goals, and formulating short term plans.
Creating Community in the Classroom: Part 4 (Rewarding Improvement)
Pupils express admiration/appreciation again for the positive behaviors observed during previous sessions and explore the importance of planning and confirm the value of goal-setting as they track their progress on class goals.
Creating Community In the Classroom: Part 2
Students examine the process for setting goals. In this setting goals lesson, students review Part 1 of this lesson to determine their understanding of setting goals. They participate in a cooperative activity in which they practice teamwork. They discuss how they will improve their behavior after thinking about what went well during their teamwork activity.
Creating Community in the classroom
Students access prior knowledge of cooperative behaviors in the classroom. In this goal setting lesson, students, describe their feelings about being part of the class by the X they place in a circle. Students describe behaviors that make them feel included in the class. Students are encouraged to show supportive behaviors by helping others.
The Naming of a Native American
Students read and discuss Native American legends. They examine how the Native American name came about.
Picasso and Beyond!
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The instructional activity is extremely well written and is clear enough for any teacher to execute with wonderful results.
The agricultural industry, just like any industry, can have issues. Kids discuss hot topics like mad cow disease to grasp the types of political issues common to industrial agriculture. The instructional activity is broken into three parts. Each part describes that day's objectives regarding the main topic. By the end of instructional activity three, learners will have researched and created a presentation on an agricultural issue.
High schoolers explore algebraic expressions in this Algebra I lesson. They evaluate expressions using paper and pencil and then use the TI-83 to provide immediate reinforcements.
Analytical thinking can be practiced in any subject. Young artists consider several abstract paintings in terms of how the artist used line, shape, value, color and the principles of design to emphasize movement. They'll then use similar design elements, mixed media, and a four-level technique to create abstract images.
New! Kandinsky- Inspired by Music
Who is Wassily Kandinsky? Introduce your young artists to the wonders of abstract nonobjective art through music. They'll listen to music as they cut, paste, and paint emotional works of art. The lesson suggests the use of soothing music; however, Kandinsky was far from soothing. Try jazz or other soft music instead.
Dirty Air And Bright Lights
Students are asked to think about their use of electricity, particularly around the holidays, and how it affects their quality of life and the lives of all of us. They explore the issue by tracing the connections and discussing how and why we consider the consequences (near and far in time or space) in the decisions we make in our daily lives.
Students maintain a journal and write about various types of transportation. In this transportation lesson, students write using flash cards to describe vehicles. Students listen to stories and sing a song about transportation.
The challenge is quite simple: build a tall tower from a predesignated number of newspaper sheets. Emerging engineers work in teams to build the tallest structure. You will demonstrate some structure shapes and discuss their relative strengths with the class. You will also discuss the five-step process for engineering design. This is an ideal engineering lesson for elementary schoolers.
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