Classroom management skills for teachers who deal with children with
special needs (ADD, ADHD)
Children with special needs are really “special”, they are very intelligent, multy- task oriented, with zero tolerance to frustration. They have a lot of difficulties in keeping the rules and the boundaries that are necessary in the classroom.
Teacher most often relate to them as a “disturbing obstacle” and the common reaction is letting them stay out of class. The teacher who needs to take care of the whole class as a Gestalt and to see the group as a whole, finds him/herself most of the time “drawn” to deal with these special children on the account of the others. 100% energy invested on 20% of the class.
The purpose of this workshop is to give teachers who deal with children
with ADD, ADHD effective tools how to build the atmosphere at the classroom
that will keep the children inside and will not drive them out side of the
Topics that will be discussed at this workshop:
1. What is classroom management? What does it mean for the teacher to be
a classroom manager?
2. Using REBT techniques to enhance confidence and self
esteem of the teacher role
3. The use of Behavior Modification in establishing
contracts with children.
4. “Be firm but not angry”- the key to success.
5. “Be positive, don’t take anything for granted “-key to success.
6. Rational and irrational beliefs about children with ADD /ADHD, the important
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