I wanted to write about ADHD because it is so prevalent in a classroom. As a future educator it is important to realize that you will most likely have a student who has ADHD. So you have to be prepared to have these students in your classroom, and have different strategies that can help you.

ADHD Is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD is a condition in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks, tends to act without thinking, and has trouble sitting still. It may begin in early childhood and can continue into adulthood. Without treatment, ADHD can cause problems at home, at school, at work, and with relationships. In the past, ADHD was called attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Symptoms include:

  • Trouble paying attention
  • Trouble sitting still for even a short time
  • Acting before thinking

This link also shows how ADHD is diagnosed, how it is treated, and how does it affect adults.