Karen Sunderhaft is a nationally recognized teacher, author and ADHD expert. We had the opportunity to pick her brain for ideas on teaching kids with ADHD a little while back and thought “back to school” time would be the perfect time to share her tips with a new audience.
Karen has been a teacher for 21 years. She has been spending time learning, writing and speaking about ADHD since 1999. After completing an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Philosophy at Boston College and receiving two awards upon graduation. Karen earned a special education degree with a concentration in learning disabilities at Northern Michigan University.
Over the years, Karen has taught at prominent private schools such as Laurel School and University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware. Karen currently teaches at Kenston Middle School in Ohio.
For three years, Karen ran the academic learning center for…
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Noted in Luke 14:1-24 are several lessons on being inclusive. In the first lesson, Jesus is invited to eat at the house of a prominent Pharisee. At the house was a man suffering from dropsy which is a condition of swelling in the legs; a painful condition. Jesus knew the Pharisee was trying to trap Him but this is probably why Jesus accepted the invitation. It would be another teaching moment.
Jesus always looked for opportunities to meet the needs of others and to teach about appropriate steps to take in life. He asked the question, “is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath” (v. 3)? Everyone stood silent so he healed the man in distress. He then pointed out that most people would agree that helping a farm animal or a child in distress on the Sabbath would be acceptable so why would it not be proper to help…
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Note to self…
God promises not to take my sorrow and replace it with joy, but to actually convert my sorrow into joy. He promises that I will laugh again.