During my years as a classroom teacher, I often had students who had been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD. Usually, they were very caring little boys who were easily distractED and often demonstrated behavior that was highly distractING.
There was only so much that I could do as a classroom teacher to get to the root of these problems. One day, however, a co-worker shared a tool that was quite useful in helping these very loving, intelligent, but challenging children become more cognizant of their actions. She called it the ‘Rocket Race’.