Professional Development Training: Memory Techniques for ADHD Students

Professional Development Training: Memory Techniques for ADHD Students

Working memory is part of our executive function and if often referred to as our “mental workspace” where information is stored and used for a short time i.e. a few seconds. It’s that place where we store a phone number, an address, an email address, etc. If a student is not able to retain the information needed to solve the problem, then the student is unable to complete the task and, of course, does not feel good about it at all. What is language processing? Several parts of language are very difficult for children with ADHD to make sense of and use successfully on a daily basis. Syntax is the set of rules of oral and written grammar. Semantics are the word meanings that influence oral and written grammar. Finally, pragmatics is the social use of language to convey thoughts and humor. The following thirty-three presentation and training slides are an explanation of many different memory techniques and strategies that can be modeled and used successfully with students with characteristics of ADHD to help improve his/her/their working memory deficits. This training can be used in a focused faculty meeting, an all-day professional development session, and/or a small group professional learning community. As well, this training can be given to parents to allow them to help their children at home more successfully when studying with them or helping with homework!
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Professional Development Book Study -- Are You Educating a Fish in a Tree?

Professional Development Book Study -- Are You Educating a Fish in a Tree?

If you have not had the opportunity to read the book, A Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, now is the time! The novel, A Fish in a Tree, is eloquently authored by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This e-book product is a companion book study that may be utilized in several different ways including: (1) individual professional development to renew your own professional growth and learning; (2) a faculty and staff book study as a summer or really anytime of the year book study for professional growth; (3) a guide or workbook for an assigned reading in a graduate course; and (4) maybe an entire faculty and staff summer read to help better understand the world of dyslexia as part of a school improvement process! Specifically, this book is a companion book study for educators or anyone else that wants a different look into the world of a child/teenager, and/or adult dealing with dyslexic tendencies/characteristics 24/7.The opportunities are limitless for how one might utilize this product best! You make the decision! This novel is written around the infamous quote: “everybody is smart in different ways. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” Do you see them as “your children” before you see them as “your students?” Do you foster the importance of standing out rather than fitting in or just satisfying the status quo? How do you think these students “find their grit” to face challenges such as the ones Ally did? Ponder and reflect as you read ahead…
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Discipline Strategies for ADHD Children

Discipline Strategies for ADHD Children

In this packet/presentation, there are twenty-five discipline strategies to consider as a parent and/or a teacher when working with an ADHD child/student. These strategies are only a sampling of what is additionally available from ADDitude’s Experts a journal published monthly. Use this power-point for a “Parent University” training session for parents of children with ADHD. As well, these slides can be used in a professional development training session, focused faculty meeting, or professional learning community.
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Classroom Management: "Rules of the Rug!"

Classroom Management: "Rules of the Rug!"

This is a packet of mini-posters for the “rules of the rug!” Young children in preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and even first grade will delight in learning the “rules of the rug!” Teach them the rules and procedures and they will not forget them all year! You will find seven mini posters with eye-catching borders that are sure to grab the attention of the learners!
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Classroom Management ~ Talking Tickets!

Classroom Management ~ Talking Tickets!

This packet is a great idea for classroom management! In this packet, you will find six sheets of “Your Turn To Talk Tickets!” Students might place two or three tickets at the top corners of their desk during a direct instruction activity. When a student has a turn to talk in response to the activity, after speaking that student can give you one of his/her tickets. When the student’s tickets are gone, he/she can not talk again until the activity is different. You can make many, many variations for these tickets! Additionally, there are six other pages of “You Owe Me” tickets. These tickets might be issued to students when they forget and interrupt instruction and other students’ learning. These tickets state that they will owe you time! These tickets suggest that time is taken in increments and not all at one time!
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Story Retelling and Summary Writing Made Simple!

Story Retelling and Summary Writing Made Simple!

Use these simple mini-posters to teach story retelling in a very simple way! These posters cover key concepts while teaching students a simple way to think about retelling a story with these key words and key questions! Utilize these as a teaching tool all year long to reference to daily and weekly in teaching retelling and how to construct a summary of a story!
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Homework and Study Shortcuts and Strategies for Students!

Homework and Study Shortcuts and Strategies for Students!

This is a powerpoint for training and instructional purposes. You will find fourteen slides. Ten of these slides explain homework and study shortcuts that have been proven to be beneficial to upper elementary, middle school, high school, and college students. As well, these strategies have been found to be very helpful with students and adults diagnosed with ADHD. These slides can be used in a focused faculty session, professional development session, or a professional learning community session in working to develop these strategies among teachers to teach students. As well, these slides can be used in working to equip students with these strategies. Finally, these slides can be used in a "Parent University" atmosphere to provide parents with training on the strategies as well.
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Elements of Literature Mini-Posters for Language Arts!

Elements of Literature Mini-Posters for Language Arts!

This packet contains a set of nine mini-posters which display each element of literature. Elements include: plot, setting, theme, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. The mini-posters are the perfect size to display above a whiteboard in a reading/language arts classroom.
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Strategies for Math Mini-Posters

Strategies for Math Mini-Posters

This is a set of ten mini-posters with a math strategy for students to use as they employ the “Standards for Mathematical Practice” on each poster. These posters are perfect to place in a math classroom above the white board for easy reference. When students are stuck on a step in a math computational problem as well as a word problem, they can utilize these mini-posters with the strategies on bright colored paper for easy reference! A must for any math teacher!
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Reading Comprehension Strategies Mini-Posters

Reading Comprehension Strategies Mini-Posters

In this packet, you will find seven great at-a glance reading comprehension strategies mini posters that are a perfect fit above your white board in your classroom. They will also work ideal on a bulletin board. The seven strategies include: predicting, visualizing, questioning, connecting, identifying, inferring, and evaluating. They are all designed with colorful animal print borders!
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Making Connections While Reading Mini-Poster Set

Making Connections While Reading Mini-Poster Set

This is a packet of three mini posters. These posters can serve as aids for encouraging students to make connections to the world, to the text itself, and to themselves while reading; henceforth, text-to-world connections, text-to-text connections, and text-to-self connections. These mini-posters are a perfect fit above a whiteboard to make reference too as the class is reading or working on an assignment with literature and informational text!
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Classroom Management: October Positive Notes of Praise!

Classroom Management: October Positive Notes of Praise!

This is an awesome set of notes for positive praise for the month of October. The set of three different positive praise notes are set against an October background and will bolster the motivation level of your students and will be a great source of encouragement. These notes can be given daily or weekly attached to signed papers. It is a great way of communication. Notes include statements such as: "I helped a friend, I tried hard, I finished all of my work,... etc."
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Figurative Language At Its Best! Idiom Mini-Posters

Figurative Language At Its Best! Idiom Mini-Posters

Your students will be tickled pink by these humorous posters which feature popular idioms and clues associated with their definitions and implied meanings. Use these posters to explore parts of speech, promote understanding of figurative language, and use as a spring board for further study of figures of speech and writing experiences. This packet contains forty-three popular idioms and matching illustrations. You might focus on an idiom a week or use several to display on a writer’s workshop bulletin board! Your students will love these hilarious posters!
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Communication Log for "Good News"

Communication Log for "Good News"

How many of us have great intentions when it comes to placing on our "To-Do" list making a positive call, email, text, etc. to one of our students' parents to communicate with them something great their child has achieved. While we have great intentions, all too often, it "slips to the back burner" and doesn't happen as often as it should. Use this resource to make sure this happens, and use it as a tool to make sure that within a given amount of time most all of your students have received that magic "bellsouth" call expressing something that everyone can be proud of... we know that many times the not-so-positive phone call, email, text, etc is received so much better and more positive when a positive piece of news has been shared as well along the way. Use this log to keep track of your communication as well as a tool to utilize at parent conferences-- great tool to begin the year with not to mention how much students will love your efforts!
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Short Story Narrative: Christmas in the Barn

Short Story Narrative: Christmas in the Barn

This resource is perfect for the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enclosed you will find five pages of a short narrative story that has a certain rhyme and rhythm to it that students will enjoy! It is a story told from a young girl’s point of view about how she wishes for a horse for Christmas. She is reminded in the story that she will still have a great Christmas even if she doesn’t get a horse; however, she is convinced that one secretly hides in the barn for her. Her mom reminds her about many other children whose parents might very well be away for Christmas. This is a very old Christmas story and was published through Scholastic in 1968. Again, the students will love many teaching and learning activities associated with the story! This story lends itself to several teaching and learning endeavors such as: (1) the use of personification; (2) great vocabulary instruction; (3) sequencing; (4) point of view; (5) Descriptive Writing; (6) research and investigation of several different states discussed in the story; (7) the use of similes to make comparisons; and (8) making predictions about what will happen next in the story based on the context clues provided! Have a great time with your students! And… Merry Christmas!
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July 4th Celebration Photo Props; Independence Day Photo Props

July 4th Celebration Photo Props; Independence Day Photo Props

In this packet, you will find approximately thirty-three pages of photo props. The props include the following: (1) Liberty Bell; (2) God Bless America statement; (3) Uncle Sam Top hat: (4) Betsy Ross; (5) bouquets of fireworks; (6) Rockets; (7) the American Flag; (8) the Statue of Liberty; (9) Uncle Sam; (10) a July 4th Emogi; (11) an American cupcake, and many more! There is at least eight of each photo prop so you shouldn’t lack for everyone having a great choice as to what he/she might want to use in making his or her perfect photo. Are you planning a summer get together in the back yard? Are you working with a summer enrichment program and want to create a photo booth for your kiddos? Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your own kiddos? If any of these scenarios apply, look no more… you have found the perfect activity. Everyone loves to make selfies and other pics with family and friends to cherish forever! If you have boas or other props to put with these, the more the merrier. All you need to do is to print these on heavy cardstock, cut them out, and glue to a dowel or even a skewer in some instances. For young children, please be sure to use dowels in that skewers sometimes have sharp ends! Happy Independence Day!
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Winter Pennant: Time to Get Back to School From the Holidays!

Winter Pennant: Time to Get Back to School From the Holidays!

This pennant is sure to get your students back in the groove of school after the Christmas break. On the pennant, students are asked to write a five to seven sentence paragraph about what they did over their Christmas break. Also, they are asked what was their most favorite present and who did they receive it from. Also, they are asked if they traveled anywhere during Christmas break and if so, where did they travel? Finally, on the perimeters of the pennant, students are asked to write an acrostic for winter as well as create a shape poem for a snowman! Students are sure to enjoy this activity as they "get in the groove" of school again in January!
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Santa and the North Pole: Converting Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperatures

Santa and the North Pole: Converting Celsius and Fahrenheit Temperatures

Your students will certainly enjoy participating in this activity converting temperatures using different rooms in Santa's home at the North Pole as well as additional areas on Santa's property such as the garage and the state-of-the-art toy-making facility. Specifically, the students will utilize pictures from Santa’s home at the North Pole, such as the living area, the kitchen area, the outside of the front of the home, the garage, the kitchen where a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies are in the oven, the toy-making facility, and the study where Santa creates and engineers all of his next wonderful creations for deserving children. While investigating each of the rooms and areas utilized, a scenario is given as to the temperature of the room. It is given in either Celsius or Fahrenheit degrees.Your students are asked to make the conversion, specifically if the temperature is given in Fahrenheit degrees, then they are asked to convert the temperature into a Celsius measurement and vice versa. Students are asked to show their work, justify or explain their answer, and then conclude with their final answer. Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year!
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