Why Can’t Some People Stop Fidgeting?
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Fidget more live longer?
The Guardian - Always Fidgeting? Well you might just be doing yourself a world of good.
Stepping up to the standing desk - NBC News
The Atlantic - The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling
Keep Calm and Doodle On - PBS
NPR - Bored? Try Doodling to Keep the Brain on Track
Why kids can't sit still in school today - Washington Post
She said, "Keep him busy, let him move around once in a while, and he'll be fine."
To this day. I have a soft spot in my pedagogy for the fidgets in my classroom. I want them to develop ways to engage on their terms. If that means allowing doodling, moving around, planned mental health breaks during lesson, learning out of our seats, and engaging interaction then all the better for them and me.
Knowing this has provided me 7 of the most amazing years a fidgety teacher could ask for.
Thanks mom for not letting the system dull me with drugs.
p.s. You should see me at a staff meeting sometime.