By: Beau Daniels
School is back and so are the teachers who try to come up with something new and creative for their students. Math teacher Bethany Lambet, has installed those little peddle cycles I’ve seen in the workplace, under the desks of her students, “Before, they were drumming on their desks, they were touching other people, they don’t do that anymore. Their feet are getting the movement out. There has been a huge increase in the quality of our student’s work and a decrease in the amount of missing work.”
The desk cycles used to get rid of the fidgety energy stored by bored students cost about $150 a piece and were purchased using money from a school grant. “The kids are not picking on each other, they are not needing to walk around, they are not needing to go explore, they are able to get their activity out and get their work done. I think the world is changing a lot and the kids need to be able to do something different. What we’ve been doing is not necessarily working.”
I’m not sure all teachers need these cycles in their classrooms. More here.