I tried this and it worked.

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  1. Sarge

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    My most serious lesson destroying, room wandering, outburst blasting, drama creating student sat in his seat for an entire not-so-interesting lesson on two digit subtraction and actually participated in a constructive manner.

    Under-desk pedals help students learn better

    I had one that was given to me by a family member who never used it. My principal just let me order 2 more ($28 and some change on Amazon).
     
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    I love it! I can think of several of our students who would absolutely benefit!
     
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    Sarge,

    Thanks for sharing this. I can think of a boy in particular in my class who this might really help. Please keep us updated if this still is helping a week or two from now. Thanks again.
     
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    What an elegant solution! I'm especially glad that you presented it to your principal and were supported.
     
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    That's cool! I would use one at my desk. I would love to have one of those new standing desks. They say sitting is the new smoking.
     
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    Give us an update once the novelty of the pedal wears off for this student.
     
  8. monsieurteacher

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    This would be perfect for my class. Thanks for posting this Sarge! I have e-mailed my principal and Phys. Ed teacher for potential grants that would help fund this sort of thing.
     
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    I wish my district would go for that! I'm not sure they would though because they would see it as distracting to the other students.


    kcjo~I would love one of those standing desk treadmills.
     
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    Wow so cool, another form of active sitting. I love it!
     
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    HD, I think Sarge teaches first grade.
     
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    Fantastic idea! I have been thinking of requesting a stationery bike for my class but this idea is much better!
     
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    Tools like these that allow for a bit of movement and active sitting are so amazing! I don't understand why some people are against having them in the classroom. In the past I've tied elastic between the two front legs of some of my children's chairs so they had something to bounce their legs on while seated… it worked wonders for their concentration!
     
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    Very cool! Our ISS room has a few stationary bikes that kids can use as a reward once they finish work. The kids love it.
     
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    Some people, like me, object to some of these things because they are distracting to other students in the classroom. Not all are, of course, but some are.

    And because some of the "fun" things, like stationary bikes are often reserved for the children that misbehave a lot. The "good" kids see how unfair it is that "bad" Johnny gets rewarded for his bad behavior.

    Done well, and where it doesn't impose on the non-sped students, shouldn't cause any issues with anyone.
     

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