Learning Opportunity

Fidget Friendly Classrooms

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Sheila Chisholm
Date:April 03, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
No Charge (Fidget Friendly Classrooms)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-IE-517
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches, inclusive Learning Teachers, District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional Assistants

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About this Learning Opportunity

When is a fidget a reward for negative behavior, and when is it a tool for self-regulation? In this session, we will look at tools for focus and attention, self-regulation, and decreasing behaviors without the interference of accidental rewards. Let us introduce fidgets to your students, we provide a circle and the opportunity to interact and trial fidgets with the purpose of your students.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 3. Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • 4. Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

About the Facilitator

Sheila Chisholm

Sheila’s interest in special needs started in elementary where she supported a segregated learning classroom during lunch hour.  Sheila soon developed a passion and desire to change the way society interacts with those in the disabled community. 

While attending U of S, she worked with families with children with special... Read more »