Fidget spinner: Fad or tool
June 8, 2017
Are you a fidgeter? Do you find yourself tapping your fingers to the Lone Ranger theme song? Shaking your leg incessantly to the point others around you think it might be an earthquake? Doodling graffiti in the margins of your notebook while trying to listen to an important lecture?
I find myself doing any one of these things on occasion. Experts say some kids, teens and adults have a need to release pent-up energy if they have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), anxiety or autism. As a teacher I am all for something that can help a child stay focused on a le...