Please note, Fidget Spinners should NOT be brought to school. A fidget is a tool to help a student focus—not a toy. Fidgets are meant as one tool or strategy, often among many, to support students, not distract them. Teachers and staff at William O. Schaefer School have a long standing practice of accommodating a variety of student needs using fidget tools to aide some students in self-regulating their behaviors (ex. focus, attention, calming, active listening, and other mental energy controls). As such, students will continue to have access to such tools in their classrooms and are reminded to leave Fidget Spinners at home.
Here is some additional information about fidgets and fidget spinners:
Teacher Tip: The Dos and Don’ts of Fidgets for Kids
10 Solutions for Students Who Fidget in the Classroom
Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy
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