About Those Fidget Spinners

Helpful or harmful? Toy or tool? Are these ball-bearing devices truly an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism? Or are they low-cost toys designed to drive teachers insane? Promotions for fidget spinners tout increased concentration for individuals with anxiety, autism, and ADHD. One marketing campaign suggests that a spinner may also “bring…

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Another Giveaway? You Got It!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy—it’s another giveaway! Today’s National Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway prize is five nature-themed books. The collection includes a wordless picture book that reminds readers of the importance of bees in our ecosystem, a stunning picture book that introduces seventeen fantastic flowers, two books about trees that beg to be compared…

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