ADDjusting Your Approach
Improving Academic Success in Your ADHD Students
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
9:30AM-4:30PM Eastern | 6:30AM-1:30PM Pacific
At ADDjusting Your Approach, we are committed to empowering teachers to create educational atmospheres that support ADHD students encountering challenges in traditional classrooms. Our program is intended to lead educators to break the barriers presented by ADHD-ers, allowing every student to experience fun, dynamic, true learning.
You've gone through years of schooling and learned the ins and outs of teaching; however, you may still feel as though there is a group of students you are having a hard time reaching.
You're in luck! We understand that frustration, both as a teacher and as one of those students, and are ready to help bridge that gap in our ADDjusting Your Approach training.
Tyler Dorsey was diagnosed with ADHD at age 10 and was 'that student': Always talking in class, rarely turning her assignments in on time or even at all and begging for extra credit at the last minute.
Brandy has been a high school teacher for 20 years and has developed classroom procedures sensitive to ADHD issues after being diagnosed herself as an adult. She is excited to bring in the teacher's point of view on how to best deal with classroom disruptions and student roadblocks.
Tyler and Brandy have meshed together the experience of the student & the teacher to create this new perspective and help you feel more confident with your atypical learners.
So, what exactly is this?
This 9-week training meets on the interactive Zoom video conferencing platform where we will uncover the heart of the real issues ADHD students face in the classroom and how you can better reach those students. Immediately following each of these live video sessions, you will be able to apply the content you have learned in your own classroom.
Three of the nine session are specifically designed as Get-Out-of-Your-Own Way-and-Make-It-Happen session! These times will give you the space to benefit from the group momentum and the accountability to figure out where you are getting stuck and how to move past any roadblocks you experience.
What Will I Get Out Of The Course?
Strategies for immediate application
Support and feedback to overcome obstacles
Knowledge to identify ADHD “tough tasks”
Confidence to guide your students past their hurdles
Innovative ideas to make your classroom more ADHD-friendly
Widened network of like-minded educators
Increased understanding of student atypical learning
Inspiration to continue improving student-teacher rapport
What Will We Do Each Week?
Week 1: ADHD 101: Beyond the Basics
Week 2: Redefine Learning: Shift Your Focus to Real Results
Week 3: Get Out Of Your Own Way & Make It Happen
Week 4: Teacher Coaching: How to Help ADHDers Find Their Own Solutions
Week 5: Broaden Your Scope: ADHD-Friendly Whole-ClassStrategies
Week 6: Get Out Of Your Own Way & Make It Happen
Week 7: Classroom Focus: Tips & Tricks to Increase Focus & Retention
Week 8: Accommodations: How Much Is Too Much?
Week 9: Get Out Of Your Own Way & Make It Happen
Meet Tyler & Brandy
Tyler Dorsey & Brandy Aubrey met through the mutual passion of helping students with ADHD. From there, they attended the 2018 CHADD Conference together and hit it off! Naturally, being two ADHDers, their creative minds began thinking of new ways to support the ADHD student and their teachers, which led them to form ADDjusting Your Approach to arm teachers with the proper tools to improve academic success in these hard-to-reach students. And here we are!
Brandy Aubrey has taught high school for 20 years. With 15 years teaching English and 5 teaching biology, Brandy has a unique perspective of what does and does not work in a variety of secondary classrooms. Her firsthand experience with professional development not designed by or for high school teachers drives her to provide relevant and realistic PD for those who work with teenagers. With a Master of Arts in Education and an ADHD diagnosis, Brandy understands both sides of the complex relationship between teachers who want the best for their students and those students who may have trouble reaching their potential.
Tyler Elizabeth Dorsey graduated from the International ADHD Life Coach Training Center in January 2019. She worked for her high school alma mater, Lexington Catholic High School, as an ADHD Life Coach, Mentor & Consultant from 2014-2018. Tyler was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10 and knew she wanted to provide services to others who have been struggling due to their ADHD. After graduating college, in May 2014, Tyler started Focus Forward. Focus Forward began as a company that provided tutoring services and has since expanded to providing various ADHD Life Coaching services, Teacher Training Courses and ADHD Life Coaching Business Courses.
ADDjusting Your Approach always has its doors open. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions regarding our class.