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?