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Soft Teaching Techniques by Robert Scorby

The Gum Chum / Hyperactive Calming

I have found that if I let children/students chew gum or suck on candies it helps them to use up some of their kinetic energy. I needed to get over the gum is bad for kids idea. There is healthy gum with fewer sugars that can be bought. Try it! It works wonders. If you are a teacher, be sure to tell your administrators and parents what you are doing. This is worth fighting for. I make rules such as no chewing outside of the classroom, no sharing gum, and making sure that gum stays in the mouth and is only thrown away in the trash. If you let your children chew gum they will think that you are the coolest teacher around :-)

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Robert Scorby Copyright January 9, 2007 (all rights reserved)