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What I Wish My Teachers Knew About Me: A Free Template for Kids

Print and fill in this worksheet to tell your new teacher how and where you learn best, what subjects you love, where you really shine, and what strategies really help you learn and retain information.

Your child is smart, friendly, and loves learning. But sometimes their attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) gets in the way at school — making it tough for them to follow instructions, remember assignments, or stop and think before reacting.

Your child’s new teacher needs to know this. The best teacher, in addition, will want to implement strategies that work best for illuminating your child’s strengths and improving their weaknesses.

That is where this letter comes in.

Print out this download and work with your child to fill it out before school begins. In it, tell the new teacher the following:

1. Your child’s strengths and favorite subjects
2. Your child’s biggest academic and social challenges last year
3. How and where they learn best
4. How they work to stay organized and how the teacher can help
5. And more

Plus, this guide includes ideas for boosting memory, staying organized with consistent routines, and sustaining attention even in the afternoon witching hour.

Every student should complete this introduction before school begins; for children with ADHD, it is an especially good idea!

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.