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Guide When Ready
Fri May 29, 2015 08:49

You ask a very good point. I have a student with ADHD right now who hates being helped because he thinks he is too good for that. So I ease him into it, and tell him that when he struggles he should ask for me, or I try to make it a game and when I see him make a mistake, I joke with him about how I know he is too smart for making a mistake like that and he should show me how to fix it. No, that is not going to work with every student, however I believe that we have to find a way that works for them specifically and understand how they want to be guided. It will take some time because it took all the school year for me to get through this one student, but when I did, now he asks if I can work with him!!

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