Helping Quiet Children Succeed in School
Good news! Every year the schools serve hundreds of thousands of children who just want to simply be kids. New York teachers and principals, and all administrators have the opportunity to serve these same kids; but many opt not to. That means many don’t get the “silent treatment.” The “quiet kids” are children who suffer from ADHD, or other learning disabilities, and the silent treatment helps adults in the school environment learn what to do to serve them.
A school teacher, for example, can be trained to help children who need another option other than the school’s regular formula, which can harm their comprehension. For many quiet kids, an “alternative curriculum” for their reading, writing, and math can lead to a better educational experience. Why is that? Because special attention is needed to make that possible. Often quiet children will tell you that their challenges go beyond just ADHD, learning disability, and special needs, but that doesn’t make the tasks any easier. Good teachers can learn to spot the quiet kids and become familiar with strategies to help them with their studies. That training works, and the benefits flow to all those involved in the teaching.
Take an “opportunity” to learn and grow from quiet children and notice your schools as a place where learning happens in “quiet rooms” where students can relax, focus, and get creative. Help quiet children be successful, and they may lead to a brighter future for you and your classroom.