Help! My student doesn't know how to sit still....
Date: April 12, 2014
So I am a music education student and I need help with classroom management. I run a choir of middle school girls whom are mostly well behavd, but I have one student who I have had to stop rehersal over 15 times in an hour to disipline. She has ADHD, but her parents don't like giving her medication every day of the week, so Sundays (our rehersal days) are her day off. She bounces off the walls, can't keep to herself, and is extremely frustrating. Her parents even give her sugar before rehersal some weeks which makes it worse. I have tried seating charts, a discipline plan where she can sit out to calm down, talking to her parents about ways they handle when she gets too over active, but nothing has seemed to work. Because of this, I've had to cut my spring concert program in almost half so we can actually learn the music in time due to not getting through music well with her in rehersal with having to discipline her so often.
So please, anyone have any advice? I am at a loss here.
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