Kids Behind the Label An Inside Look at ADHD for Classroom Teachers

ISBN-10: 0325009678
ISBN-13: 9780325009674
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $26.88
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

You've had them in your class. Their behavior has troubled you. Their lack of academic focus has frustrated you. And the problem of what to do about them has stretched your every professional nerve to its breaking point. So imagine what school is like for them. In The Kids Behind the Label students with Attention - Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tell you what they experience coming to class each day. Trudy Knowles interviewed fourteen ADHD students from elementary school to college, asking them to reflect on their classroom experiences. Their descriptions of thinking, seeing, hearing, and learning will forever change how you approach ADHD students, allowing you to contrast their frustrating in - school behavior with the frustration they feel trying to complete their work and make sense of their world. Knowles, meanwhile, places the interviews in a sensitive yet pragmatic context, defining the disorder, helping you recognize specific symptoms, and offering advice on improving the educational lives of ADHD kids by examining your practices from their point of view. In America, as many as 25 million people are diagnosed with ADHD; chances are you're teaching at least one of them. If so, don't lose patience. Pick up The Kids Behind the Label and read the thoughts of the students often branded as problem children. You'll soon discover that they want a meaningful educational experience, and that, by listening to them, you can provide it.

Trudy Knowles is the coauthor of What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, Second Edition (Heinemann, 2007) and the author of The Kids Behind the Label: An Inside Look at ADHD for Classroom Teachers (Heinemann, 2006). She is a professor in the education department at Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts and provides workshops throughout the country on ways to help all students become successful in school. Her research and writing focus on democratic teaching and ways to give students a voice in their own learning.

Curt Dudley-Marling is a professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where he teaches courses in literacy and language arts. His research interests focus on struggling readers and writers, the social construction of learning identities, and the potential of high-expectation curricula with low-achieving students. He is the author or coauthor of a number of books with Heinemann, including A Family Affair (2000); Readers and Writers with a Difference, Second Edition (1996); Who Owns Learning? (1994); When Students Have Time to Talk (1991); and the James N. Britton Award-winning Living with Uncertainty (1997). Most recently, Curt has coauthored with Patricia Paugh A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Readers (2004) and A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Writers (2009).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Speaking From the Heart
What Is ADHD? Like a Ping-Pong Ball Shooting Everywhere
Jennie's Story: Half Off in the Middle of Nowhere, Always
Symptoms of ADHD: I See It All, I Hear It All
Creating Safe Learning Spaces
Jenny's Advice to Teachers: Every Student Is Different
What to Teach and How to Teach It: A Look at Curriculum and Instruction
Tying Symptoms to Learning: What Teachers Can Do
Insights From Teachers
Medication: My Eyes are Metal and the Teacher is a Magnet
Jessie's Story: This Wasn't Supposed to Be My Life
Final Thoughts: My Sermon
Afterword: Storytellers Update
References

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