PE Fidget Spinners
Spinning Distraction or Fitness Disguise? I am amazed at how sometimes when kids find something engaging, we as educators and teachers immediately redirect focus and look at the negatives that something can bring. Not always and not all teachers, however how many school districts banned or put a negative label on fidget spinners? Too many! It is our job as educators to look at solutions when it looks like there are none, to create from nothing, and to be one step ahead of our students. Fidget spinners like anything else can be overwhelming and there is definitely a need to set boundaries and perimeters so learning and student success is the main priority. With that being said, fidget spinners have so much potential in and out of the classroom. Really they are just timers waiting to stop. They are a tool that can be used to have students racing to solve math problems or racing to do as many burpees as they can. It doesn't matter what the task is, but it does matter that students are showing a strong interest in something that we can mold into something meaningful and educational-based. I created 2 PE Fidget Spinner resources that would put a positive spin (get it...Spin) on something that has become so controversial. Get your students spinning in the right direction and embrace this fad before the next one hits!