For Teachers

Seating Students in ADHD in the Front of the Class vs. the Back

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

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