Fidget spinners cause distraction in Lowcountry classrooms

Fidget spinners cause distraction in Lowcountry classrooms

Fidget spinners cause distraction in Lowcountry classrooms

Any youngster will know exactly what this hot item is all about.

A 42-year-old English teacher at a Columbus, OH high school has been seriously injured and lost one eye after a student's fidget spinner broke at high speed in the classroom.

"It was no longer something just to help them to focus but it was how long can we keep it spinning, can we stick it on our nose, how long will it stay on my forehead, etc.", Allegheny Intermediate Unit program director Roseanne Javorsky said.

The spinners may seem like a distraction, but some experts say they can actually be the opposite if they're used in the right way.

However, while a filler of dead time for many, Bou Monsef said there could be a more serious physiological applications to the Fidget Spinner - although thorough scientific studies would be needed to test and prove this.

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Although the girl is ok, this is reportedly not the first incident to happen with fidget spinners. Depends on the student. "They [should] put more warnings on the toys for parents to know that these toys are unsafe", Johnson noted.

It's a matter for individual schools to decide if, how, and when fidget spinners are to be used in school.

The key, according to Javorsky, is for teachers to set down clear rules.

So this little guy might be in for a heap of trouble, after he got a fidget spinner hair cut. "And most kids will follow classroom rules", she said.

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