ADHD Adults and Distractions: Concentrating with White Noise | ADDitude - Attention Deficit Disorder Advice | I don't think my son in particular has ADD but he does have a hard time completing his work (does great listening) so maybe white noise will help.
In middle school, kids have to learn how to deal with more homework and a busy social calendar. Learning organizational skills and how to prioritize time is important. Here are some ways to teach those skills.
FREE My Editing Checklist - 1 sheet. I used this with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to help them review and improve their writing. If any of their boxes are checked "NO" they must go back and correct the mistakes and check the "CORRECTED" box after they have fixed their mistakes. I kept this sheet at our Writing Center and also had students use them for Writing Homework assignments.