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ADDmirable Teachers

A safe place for women teachers with ADD to compare notes on the unique joys and challenges of having both ADD and the hardest job in the world!

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Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2013

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English Teachers!

Started by Jodie. Last reply by Candace Taylor Jan 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello ... I just sent a message to the group, but I thought I was posting a discussion thread. SORRY!I have been teaching English for 13 years now and I feel like in the last two or three years, my…Continue

Tags: Overload, Assessment, English, ELA

Help me identify specific accommodations that will support my teaching

Started by Denise. Last reply by Laurie Dec 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello Everyone, I'm so glad to have found you and I can't believe this group exists.  Many of you are going through the same things I am.  I'm 47 and peri-menopausal.  I've been teaching 1st grade in…Continue

Tenured Teacher being terminated for tardiness

Started by Molly Lou. Last reply by soloadventuregirl Sep 10, 2011. 2 Replies

Where do I start? I'm a veteran SpEd teacher with 13 years experience, and 6 in this school....and despite pouring my heart into my job, being an advocate for my students, and making a difference,…Continue

Leadership and ADD

Started by cazza. Last reply by InfiniteMentis Feb 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any advice about managing leadership and ADD? I struggle with consistency and my strengths seem to focus around vision and ideas. I've led my department for about 10 years and have…Continue

ADD teacher teaching students with ADHD

Started by Julia. Last reply by Denise Jun 28, 2012. 1 Reply

I am a first-grade mid 20s teacher with ADD and I take adderall to help focus (which has been soothing for my brain!). However, I still find it very difficult to teach students with ADHD when they…Continue

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Comment by Dee on January 20, 2012 at 3:12pm

Hi all,

I posted on another thread in here - the Ultimate ADD Challenge.  Anyway, I'm new and just wanted to say hi.


Comment by Candace Taylor on August 25, 2010 at 2:29pm
Hi Elisa!

Does the doctor that diagnosed your ADD also screen for other conditions? If not, I know of an ADHD psychiatric specialist who does.

His name is Dr. Timothy Bilkey and he has offices in Barrie and Stratford. Here is a link to his website.


The first person you talk to when contacting the clinic is Sandra. She is a delightful person and could probably answer any questions you have about whether or not Dr. Bilkey's assessment process would likely ferret out any coexisting conditions (comorbidities) that may be tripping you up. I know for myself though, just wearing all those "hats" when I was teaching was a tremendous challenge in itself.

Good Luck,

Candace Taylor
Comment by Candace Taylor on August 25, 2010 at 2:09pm
Welcome to Cheryl!

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Comment by Candace Taylor on August 3, 2010 at 9:22pm
Julie, I hear you sister! It's hard to imagine a job more ADD-unfriendly than teaching, especially at the elementary level.
Support is crucial. So are good ADD-friendly strategies. I'm hoping we can all share both here.
Comment by Julie on August 3, 2010 at 8:03pm
Thanks, Candace. I need all the help I can get! I feel like such a disappointment sometimes. I know people think I use ADD as an excuse, but for those of us who have it. . . it's hard to explain it.
Comment by Candace Taylor on August 3, 2010 at 7:57pm
Hi Julie!

I see you just joined us here at ADDmirable Teacher.


Candace Taylor
Comment by Candace Taylor on July 27, 2010 at 7:51pm
Welcome to the group Judith! Are you a High School teacher?
Candace Taylor
Comment by Candace Taylor on July 17, 2010 at 1:51pm
Welcome Dee Vee! Of all the teaching gigs I ever had, teaching primary level grade school was by far the hardest.

It did lead to my eventual diagnosis of ADD which in turn led me out of the classroom to become a certified ADD Coach, so all for the good in the end. But oh my what a journey!
Candace Taylor
Comment by Katherine on July 16, 2010 at 10:26am
Thankyou Candace.

I'm on a role writing lesson plans at the moment. whereas before, I could spend hours online looking for the perfect resource. At least now I can be productive some of the time.

It will be interesting to see how it goes in practice.
Comment by Candace Taylor on July 15, 2010 at 9:01pm
Congratulations Katherine!
That is quite an accomplishment, especially while carrying undiagnosed ADD. I know what you mean about getting so far without treatment. Most of us struggled, crawled or clawed our way through professional training before getting answers as to why everything seemed to be so much harder for us than everyone else. We ADD women are nothing if not persistent! Yes, you are definitely not alone. Everywhere I look I see ordinary ADD women being extraordinary.
Welcome to the group!
Candace Taylor

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