Hi all, This may be a random question, but I am really curious to see what others think of this. I am a 7th year high school art teacher, and I have been working in the same wonderful district for my whole teaching career. Generally, I have really nice kids and the staff is great too, and between myself and the other two art teachers, we have built a very strong art department, and my AP students have been getting steadily improving scores since I took on the class. So, overall I am pretty effective, but of course I am my own worst critic. My question has to do with the fact that I have ADHD. I was diagnosed around the time I started teaching, because I ran into problems that I was not able to compensate for with the same coping mechanisms that had worked for me all throughout my years as a student. Before that time, I really didn't know that I had it. Once I started learning about it, however, SO MANY THINGS that had frustrated me so so long just seemed to make sense, and After leaning more about ADHD and taking medication, I have become so much more effective as a person and a teacher. That said, I still have ADHD "moments" on a fairly regular basis, and I get pretty embarrassed about them. I often feel pretty stupid around my students when they happen, and I sometimes wish I could just tell my students about my ADHD. I feel like if I can be honest about it, then it might take the pressure off of me while also taking a bit of the stigma off of the disorder. But, it also seems like a pretty personal thing to reveal. I have told some of my seniors who I have had for four years in a row now, and I have not noticed any problems as a result of my disclosure with those few students. But I am conflicted still as to whether that was an ok thing to share. I am curious, what do you think is appropriate here?