On Motivation and Mindset
Carol Dweck, creator of Brainology, has written some fascinating things, including "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success." The Stanford website has an overview of her ideas, as well as a copy of Nigel Holmes' awesome infographic. Here's some additional information from Northwestern, and Carol's fantastic lecture entitled Improving Education: The Connection Between Motivation, Mind-Set and Achievement. It's free on iTunesU... Just scroll down to #43 and download!

ADHD: Workshop Resources
Overview, ADHD Brain, Wrong Key, and Brainpower handouts are: here. There's also an Active Reading handout and Resources list. The files are a bit large, so hollar if you have any downloading issues.

ADHD: Amazing Books
The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning, and If I'm Diapering a Watermelon, Then Where'd I Leave the Baby? by Carol Barnier are all fabulous... and in a class by themselves!

ADHD: The Brain

ADHD: Attitude

ADHD: General Resources

ADHD: Study Skills

ADHD: Cross-Training

ADHD: Keys to Learning

ADHD: Tools

ADHD: Stickin' the Facts

ADHD: Understanding the Concepts

ADHD: Procedural Memory (ie Skills)

  • Always. Show. Your. Work. Every. Single. Problem. Yeah, you!
  • Creatively illustrate the steps... with flashcards, animation, lapbooks, photographs, or clipart
  • Practice incrementally: Step 1; Steps 1 and 2; Steps 1, 2, and 3; etc
  • Reverse chaining blends step-by-step learning with the motivator of success!
  • Diagram and flowchart, carefully quantifying each step in your own mind.
  • Always look for patterns.
  • Teach someone else!
  • Practice. Practice over and over and over again.

ADHD: Executive Functioning

ADHD: Writing

A number of these books are available at the KSC Curriculum Materials Library... it's a great resource. Also, don't underestimate the value of inter-library loan!

The ADHD Brain

The ADHD Brain