How do I know if my students are using ADHD as an excuse?

One of the questions I was asked during my presentation Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider's Perspective was how do you tell if a student really has ADHD. I was also asked about the clinical definition of ADHD. Personally, I have never been one for labels or official diagnosis. Instead I tried to find ways … Continue reading How do I know if my students are using ADHD as an excuse?

My Greatest Accomplishment of 2010

My theme for 2010 was "make a difference". I wanted to stop complaining about things or just thinking someone should do something about that. Instead I decided to do something. One of the things I did was to become involved with an adult literacy program. As a professional educator who has taught everything from preschool … Continue reading My Greatest Accomplishment of 2010