Why ADHD Is Everyone's Problem
#CEMM - Zoom talk & chat
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This topic was brought to you by Nicole Biscotti
January 2020 is dedicated to learning about ADHD through the collaborative work of #CEESA and #CEduAD communities.
The topic was proposed by Nicole Biscotti, a mother of a child diagnosed with ADHD and a teacher determined to connect and learn about this topic globally.
Learn and contribut to the topic by participating at the following events:
#CEMM - Zoom talk & chat
To join #CEMM (Connected Educators Monthly Meetup) Zoom talk and chat on January 18th, click on the link above. You will be able to watch, ask questions or "raise your hand" if you want to be included as a panelist. The event is supported by a Twitter chat. In order to join it, go to @ConEduAD twitter page at the time of the event or just search #CEESAgoviral #CEMM and #ADHD hashtags.
#CEESAgoviral - chat
In order to participate in #CEESAgoviral chat on January 21st, go to @CEESAorg twitter page at the time of the event or just search #CEESAgoviral #CEMM and #ADHD hashtags.
You can join this slow chat any time, share your own questions or answers with the global edu community and contribute.
Join the chat, follow Nicole's questions, learn and share your own journey with others.
"There are many well-intentioned adults who care deeply but don’t know how to help children with ADHD. When I question continuing with this project, I think of the anguish and stress that parents and teachers are feeling. I believe that Jason and I have learned from our journey and can bridge understanding between children, parents, and teachers. This is WHY I am writing Growing up With ADHD with my son Jason."
- Nicole Biscotti
Nicole is proud to be an educator and believes that everyone should have access to a quality education that connects them with their purpose. She seeks to bridge understanding, spark conversations, and inspire through her writing.
She is writing a book with her 9 year old son about ADHD from the unique perspectives of a child and a mother who is also a teacher. She has seen both personally and professionally how children struggle to be understood and how adults are often at a loss with how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with ADHD and believes that by sharing her and her son’s story, along with researched-based strategies, she can bridge understanding for kids who desperately need our support.
Nicole and her family live in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoy barbecues and road trips to Mexico. She is originally from New York City where she gained a love of culture and travel. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from the University of Florida and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a Spanish Teacher and World Languages Department Chair in a public high school. She is a certified Translator & Interpreter as well.
Tracy Kelly has ten years teaching Special Education in California. He has taught all grades K-12, as well as being a Lecturer, both Adjunct and Full Time, at California State University Bakersfield. He taught
those inspired to be General Education and Special Education Teachers. He has earned an BA in Economics, MA in Special Education, and his Ed.D. in candidacy status in Educational Leadership.
Tracy can be seen on Twitter and IG @tracyscottkelly.
Lana Skrgatic was born in Zagreb, Croatia and her passion for music was evident from day one when she learned how to sing before she could talk. Lana won several awards as a young musician and got a scholarship to The Purcell school of Music at the age of 11 where she received a fantastic and rich musical education. As a pianist flautist and vocalist, Lana received a scholarship at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she obtained her Masters in Music and singing. During her professional life, Lana has managed to balance both her great passions- teaching and performing. Lana teaches music at the American International School of Zagreb and performs as a soloist and member of the rock band Crvena Jabuka and girl band C.U.R.E. Lana was also a member of the rock band Zabranjeno Pusenje for 5 years.
Coach Adam is a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) achieved from NLP University in Santa Cruz CA ,where he studied with Judith Delozier and Robert Dilts, and directly with David Gordon on David’s NLP Modeling program.
Coach Adam’s The Extraordinary Me Program and 3 into 4 includes being a Mentor for the Illinois Youth Corrections facility Mentoring program and The Mental Approach program for over 12 years with Mike Ryan’s Fastball USA.
Additionally, Adam has Mentored/Coached thousands of student/athletes on personal challenges with beliefs, approach, and mental blocks for over 15 years. Including 9 years of mentoring on Identity and Beliefs for Turning Point Counseling in Mokena IL .
His passion for coaching & mentoring inspired him to write his first book You Are Extraordinary . The book not only reflects Coach Adam’s extraordinary mindset, its publication has been an aspired accomplishment of his. An ambition achieved as he is now a Published Author.
Launching the end of January is Coach Adam’s The Extraordinary Me Program Podcast (https://anchor.fm/coach-adam) With featured guests who are ordinary people who have chosen the Extraordinary.
Some of Adam’s personal athletic accomplishments include being a competitive 2 sport athlete for Lewis University in Basketball and Baseball, IHSA All State high school basketball player, attaining his 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and being an Iron Man finisher.
Devon is from Texas. She started an ADHD Parenting blog in March 2019 after her son was diagnosed with the condition. "I remember how anxious and worried I felt for him and wanted to connect with other parents who were experiencing the same feelings. My page has since blossomed into a network of support and openness. I am eager to see continue spreading ADHD awareness and help other parents along the way."