Learning Differences

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Attention Issues


Gifted Children


3 thoughts on “Learning Differences

  1. Lauren December 6, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    In the 3rd and 4th grade classes they put some Velcro (the scratchy side, not the soft side) on the underside of a few chairs for the kids who always need something to play with. That way they just run their hands over it.


  2. Alex December 6, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    if kids are fidgety or if they are disruptive we say “go take a resuscitate card.” we have a stack of cards in the back of the class, they grab one and step out of the class and do what the cards say. most of them have breathing exercises or stretches on them to help them to pause and regain focus. if they are asked to do 2 resuscitate cards in a day they miss recess. the kids seem to like them and they seem to help!


  3. Renata December 6, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    My lead teacher has a drawer full of “fidgets,” which are a random assortment of little things that don’t make noise that the kids can play with. There are pieces of stretchy plastic spiral bindings, pom poms, stress ball-esque things, etc… The kids [they know who they are] get up and take one from the drawer whenever they need one. It seems to be a great way to keep them from tapping their pens on their desks, biting their fingers, and doing other potentially noisy kinesthetic things.


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