Do you have students who tap their pens & pencils?

We all know one.

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Whether it’s in the classroom or the office, there’s always (at least) one person who can’t sit still and, when forced to stay in one place, taps a pen on any available surface. For some people, listening lớn this day in & day out can be the equivalent of torture. But there’s an easy solution, and you’ll find it at your local dollar store!

Susie Hanes from Odessa High School was struggling with a chronic pen tapper when she came to lớn my seminar. I work with a lot of teachers who have students with AD(H)D, and I always encourage them khổng lồ allow students lớn funnel their energy in productive ways. Whether it’s coloring a mandala or providing quiet “fidget tools,” there are several outlets you can provide your students.

Simple, Effective Solution For the Problem of Student’s who Tap, Tap, Tap their Pens & Pencils

But what about that pen tapper? I suggested a simple solution – sponge curlers. Wrapping the sponge curler around the offending pen stops the noise.

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Once her other students saw the sponge curler, they all wanted one, so Susie put a supply of them on her desk for students khổng lồ pick up at the beginning of class và drop off as they left. As Susie says, “It sounds so small, but it made such a difference in my kid’s và in my environment. Made me happy, made other students happy, life was great. Simple but great.”

Watch How to STOP Students from Tapping Their Pencils in the Classroom


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