I came across this article and found the information to be clear and to the point about students with ADHD. If you or another teacher in your school has a student that has difficulty staying still in class, please read:
A few things I do daily to help my own wigglers:
–unstack/stacking classroom chairs at the beginning or end of the day
–stress balls (Store bought, BUT I am planning to make my own like the ones shown on Ms. Rachel’s Room)
-walking in the halls with a backpack filled with a few books (for bad days)
-sitting on a seating disc like the one shown here
I am DYING to replace my boring, uncomfortable chairs with stability balls for my kiddos. I’ve read a lot about them and I think my students would benefit immensely from them (loads of research shows they help kids stay on task). They are quiet a pretty penny though..
I also love doing BRAIN BREAKS during classes where a lot of sitting is involved. I learned about these from a teacher I co-teach with. The students love them! These could be jumping jacks, toe touches, squats, patty-cakes… anything to get them MOVING. You can easily tie them in with whatever skill/concept you are working on (i.e. math class = have students do squats while counting by fives).
No one likes to sit in one place for a long time… Give em a break! 🙂