Fidget Spinners

Figgy Spinner

While I realize that fidgeting is a big help for students with ADD/ADHD, fidget spinners are invading my classroom and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Are they helping students to focus, or causing a distraction? Initially I thought the former, but now, I’m not so sure. The main reason is this: fidget spinners are a distraction to other students.

The things are sort of like tops. Here’s a YouTube video, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about:

I’m hoping the fad will come and go quickly; otherwise, I’d rather my students find other fidget toys, such stress balls. Or, how about good old fashion doodling?

To teachers out there, what do you think?

2 thoughts on “Fidget Spinners

  1. I don’t like them. I see them more as toys more than helpful tools. My thing is if it’s DURING CLASS then it isn’t out. If it’s during “study time” or the like, then it’s fine- I guess. I still don’t like them.

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