Switch Seats Often

Allowing students to sit where they perform best keeps the entire class engaged.

Sitting in the front is often recommended for ADHD kids. As a middle school teacher, however, I’ve found that having kids sit in the back is sometimes better. In the front, ADHD kids tend to be the “star of the show” — acting out to entertain friends or turning around often. In the back, they like being able to stand and stretch, if needed, without blocking anyone’s view.

I also make a point of moving around constantly myself, to make sure everyone is comprehending the lesson.

Sara Bykowski, Angola, Indiana

TAGS: For Teachers of ADHD Children, ADHD Accommodations, 504s, IEPs

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