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Tonight I graduate

Tonight I graduate

Today is the last day I will be a high school student.  On  June 22,2017 I wrote my last exam and my high school career has now officially ended.  This made me want to stop and share a bit about how I feel right now before the big event. Tonight I graduate I did it. Against all odds including being kicked out of school in...

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8 things School Principals need to know about ADHD Kids

8 things School Principals need to know about ADHD Kids

This one is for principals dealing with ADHD students. Please consider sharing this with your school. ~ jeff In Grade 7, I was sent the principal's office 24 times. The very last time I told my teacher to… well you know. It was pretty serious. Needless to say this time my parents were called and came rushing to the school to...

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ADHD Kids Rock - How it started

ADHD Kids Rock - How it started

Hey, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I hope you'll write me some comments and tell me what you're thankful for. What's made a difference in your world this year? I'm thankful for YOU.  And I wouldn't have had a chance to connect with so many of you if no one had cared to ask me what my own dream was. So I'm...

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Getting In Trouble at School

Getting In Trouble at School

On Tuesday we were playing a stupid game called "Knuckles." The game was dumb and we should have considered our environment before playing it.
I ended up making a big mistake and getting into trouble at school. Again.
But this time it was different. Here's what happened.

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Terrified of School -- Can you relate?

Terrified of School -- Can you relate?

There are so many things teachers can do to make life better for kids with ADHD in their classroom. First especially now at the beginning of the school year it to get to know them. Find out what they like and who their friends are, then help them with those friendships. And kids - hang in there. You are not alone.

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A Teacher Who Cares About Kids with ADHD

A Teacher Who Cares About Kids with ADHD

Kids with #ADHD have really high drop-out rates. It's too easy for us to give up on our futures. Last summer, I met Ellen Berg -- an amazing teacher who teaches and encourages students with #ADHD every day. She's got the greatest attitude and a big list of useful strategies. Check it out!

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You can't punish the ADHD out of us

You can't punish the ADHD out of us

Adults think that if they get mad enough, or take away enough of our stuff then all of a sudden we'll settle down and stop derping.

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Great Websites for Teachers who have Students with ADHD

Great Websites for Teachers who have Students with ADHD

There are some pretty exciting websites, apps and techniques emerging that pledge to help teachers with everything from classroom management to raising students' scores. Krista Morris, a teacher who wrote into us from our Facebook community uses the following websites in her classroom.  These websites are free, or have free trial versions...

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What Works for Me -- A Teacher's Tips for Teaching Students with ADHD

What Works for Me -- A Teacher's Tips for Teaching Students with ADHD

The other day on my ADHDKidsRock Facebook Page, I posted a poem I wrote about my difficult experiences in school.  Some of you called it heart-breaking, lots of parents said their kids were going through similarly difficult times at school.  The poem got almost 500 comments -- by far, the highest number of comments out of any of my...

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Turn on your ADHD Brain for Learning

Turn on your ADHD Brain for Learning

In the last few years, school has been way better because I have been working with my parents and school district to get high school credits for doing things I am more interested in. That's right -- I said I'm getting school credit for learning things my way. And it's working. I've picked up extra classes, learned some awesome new skills, and figured out some things I'm good at. ADHD brains do great when it's something we are interested in. It's just how we are wired. Can we change the way we have to work in school for the better?

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7 Things Teachers Can do to Make School Better for Students with ADHD

7 Things Teachers Can do to Make School Better for Students with ADHD

Teachers, I'm glad you're reading this blog. Your interest proves that we can make a difference by talking about ADHD. Did you know that kids with ADHD have the highest drop out rate on the planet? I think our experience with other students and staff at schools can make a huge difference in keeping us at school. Here are seven things to think about you teach a child with ADHD, and the impact that some of these things have had on my life. Teachers, I know you have it hard. I promise if you learn more about kids with ADHD and how to manage us better, then your life — and for sure, our lives — will be better.

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This is the kind of support kids with ADHD need from teachers!

This is the kind of support kids with ADHD need from teachers!

Today my teacher sent my mom an e-mail...
What was great about this message of support was it came early enough in the day that I got a call from mom to go to the counselling office and take my meds (they have a supply there). My mom also now knows I'm a week behind on this assignment and it's a big one so she can help make sure it's on my list either to do myself or to work on with my tutor.

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Seven Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom

Seven Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom

What if every student in your class felt ready, willing and able to work? Even the distracted and annoying kids who never seem to be paying attention. Well that's me, and I want to share with you seven things for teachers to know for successfully teaching kids with ADHD in the classroom. 1. Freedom – Students with ADHD need the...

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Me, Sleeping on the Floor in Class -- How to prevent a total fail when trying out new ADHD Meds

Me, Sleeping on the Floor in Class -- How to prevent a total fail when trying out new ADHD Meds

Even though ADHD medication can significantly help, it's not necessarily easy to get the right medication and get it to work smoothly for a kid. Here's how it happened for me. It took trying a few different ADHD meds and some scary fails before finding the best fit. Looking back, I realize we could have come up with a medication...

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 Find your passion

Find your passion

Contributed by Andrew Lawrence Transparent Solutions Bio: Andrew Lawrence, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Owner of Transparent Solutions in Burnaby British Columbia Link to his site: http://www.transparent.ca/ First off I should say that I never really thought of myself as somebody with ADHD. It wasn’t...

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