Monthly Archives: March 2015

Teaching Students with ADHD and Ways to Keep them Engaged

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:12 am

Anyone who has taught a child with ADHD knows that it is a challenge unlike many others. The ability to keep a child engaged and focussed is a brilliant, if rare one! Here are some ideas to help you in class.

Make the learning child centered. This idea is broadly Piaget’s Constructivist theory, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, setting out goals and resources and allowing the student to find their own way there. This method can help keep students on task as they are hands on, and generally more interested in their own learning.

Differentiate learning to take into account preferred learning styles. This is broadly based on the thought of the Montessori school, where student’s learning style is assessed and activities are designed to reflect their preference. Some students are visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learners, so providing appropriate learning opportunities based around these can help to engage students more.

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