stevetherobot: In other news, high school teaches claim that having their female students bounce up and down on trampolines helps them learn.
Walker: But I need back support. And how about the lawsuits when kids fall off the balls?
cgraves67: While I think that sitting on fitness balls would be healthy for the rug-rats, it would waste a hell of a lot of time each day. Everytime a kid stands up his or her ball is going to roll or bounce away and cause a distraction. Having the entire class stand up would yield a 5 minute "ball wrangling" fiasco. Coming back into the classroom after lunch or recess or gym class would also require the balls to be returned to their proper placements before proceeding.
sweet-daddy-2: stevetherobot: In other news, high school teaches claim that having their female students bounce up and down on trampolines helps them learn.image citation needed
JaCiNto: How about sending them out for more recess?
dv-ous: Walker: But I need back support. And how about the lawsuits when kids fall off the balls?No lawsuits, but bashing their chins on the desk as they slid off was why we got rid of ours. (At one point about a third of our classrooms got them through a grant.)The janitors hated them because they don't stack, and they deflate slowly, so you end up spending time reinflating every few days, with those dumb little hand pumps.I use one at home though, and I like it for me. It's just not necessarily the best solution for a classroom.
muckin refarkable: Walker: But I need back support. And how about the lawsuits when kids fall off the balls?What, are you a priest or something?
sweet-daddy-2: stevetherobot: In other news, high school teaches claim that having their female students bounce up and down on trampolines helps them learn.image gif citation needed
neversubmit: Is is the pounding in their backsides that calm them down?
NotARocketScientist: Also, WTF is it today with the randomly underlined words in the headlines?
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: NotARocketScientist: Also, WTF is it today with the randomly underlined words in the headlines?Revenge for you having aDblock installed?
Gawdzila: If they don't give them bouncy balls to sit on they'll just end up restlessly bouncing around in their chairs anyway. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this works. And whether it does or not, what I know doesn't work is trying to get a 7-year-old to sit still and act like a tiny little adult. Not only will they not do it, I don't think it would make them learn better even if they could.
ReverendJynxed: It works. We used it in our sped classes for the hyperactive ones. For the aspies and general Autism it was a sensory thing. Some liked heavy blankets draped on them, others liked a little bounce while sitting. We even had these inflatable pads with little rubber knobs on it for the tactile feel.Basically if they have an outlet for the unconscious fidgeting they tend to focus better. It can be a bit distracting to the teachers but you get used to it and take it in stride when you realize it is working FOR you.
Nitrox: They do work. the first grade in my daughter's school uses them and the teached swears by them.
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