September 29, 2017 at 6:30 AM #36512
Some of these are about the same as those already shared, but this is what I first think of:
- Give advance notice – in 2 minutes Break will be over; you have about a minute yet… so they are not blindsided by all at once having to end an activity or be ready for something else.
- “Pick your battles.” Let this go for now, decide what to focus on at this time. (ex. My students are to keep their pencils in their desks when they’re not being used. Sometimes the ADD/ADHD child needs to hold something. I told him he may have his pencil out if it is quiet.)
- Give directions one a time. Be prepared to repeat that one thing!
- Give him some space. He may need a spot for a time-out to just be alone. Have his desk apart from the group if needed.
- Plan the seating arrangement strategically! This child does not sit in the middle of a group. There are certain other children that this child will not sit near.
- Be consistent. She’s going to push those boundaries and needs to find that they are still there and didn’t move. 🙂