“What do teachers know about how to handle ADHD students in their classrooms?”
This is a question that I asked myself during my internship. My research will cover this topic because it is to my interest that my mentor teacher had a kid that was really hyperactive. She did not know how to handle situations where he or other kids would present qualities of an ADHD child. Neither did I know how to help my mentor teacher in making accommodations to the classroom, or even how to manage the situation, in which we were part. For some reason the teacher would get tired and did not know what to do with this specific boy and she would think of him as a kid that would group to be part of a middle class and probably would amount to nothing if he would not take the appropriate medication if there was one. This way of thinking of my mentor teacher reminded me of the article “Social Reproduction” where the author had mentioned that there is a tendency of working class people to end up in working-class jobs and environments. I am going to find out what goes on in school or what does not goes on in school to have the teachers prepared on how to handle ADHD students in their classrooms. I am going to interview with at least three teachers and find out what they know about handling students with ADHD or students who present same characteristics. From these interviews I will get much information on what their previous experiences have been with this type of students. Meanwhile, I will also be observing their attitudes toward this topic and find out how they feel towards it. Another of my method to use on this research is a survey. I created a simple survey of eight varied questions on ADHD. I will administer this survey to four teachers two of them bilingual, one transitional and one monolingual. They all have at least six years teaching elementary grades. The reason why I chose this topic it is due to its’ do-ability and want-to-do-ability that it portrayed to me....
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