Young kids definitely have a short attention span. They’re always restless for the most part.
If you’re a teacher, you really have to work hard to make sure that they will listen to your lessons and do their activities. Now just imagine if you’re teaching mathematics which, quite admittedly, is not the most interesting subject for most kids.
Well math teacher Bethany Lambeth found a creative solution to help her students behave and focus.
This educator from Wake County came up with a remarkably out-of-the-box idea of installing cycling machines in the students’ desks. Pedaling, according to her, helps children to stop fidgeting and focus on calculating.
And the strategy seems to be working.
Math teacher Bethany Lambeth helps her students focus on the lessons with cycling machines under their desks.
“I think the world is changing a lot and the kids need to be able to do something different. What we’ve been doing is not necessarily working.
“Before, they were drumming on their desks, they were touching other people, they don’t do that anymore. Their feet are getting the movement out. There has been a huge increase in the quality of our student’s work and a decrease in the amount of missing work.
“(The kids) are not picking on each other, they are not needing to walk around, they are not needing to go explore, they are able to get their activity out and get their work done.”
“It keeps me exercising and focused,” one of the students said.
One of the children said:
“It keeps me exercising and focused.”
Another student, who has pedaled 5.5 miles and burned 133 calories – before it was even 10 AM – added:
“I’m a really energetic person, so this takes all my energy out.”
One student commented “I’m a really energetic person, so this takes all my energy out.”
The desk cycles cost $150 each and were provided by private donors.
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Do you think schools should start equipping student desks with these cycles? Well, I think I need one myself here at home! This could be an excellent tool so I can work and exercise at the same time.
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Dana Majhi and his family suffered a tragedy. Majhi's wife Amang Dei, 42, died from complications due to tuberculosis at a government hospital in the neighborhood of Bhawanipatna in Odisha, India's Kalahandi district.
The following morning, Majhi began to make inquiries on how he could bring his wife's remains back to their tribe's village in Melghara. The remote village is said to be located in the Rampur block, which happens to be 60 kilometers away from the hospital in Bhawanipatna.
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His watery stunt sparked an international rescue operation.
We all do a lot of stupid things when we’ve had a few beers. Some of us become loud and uncoordinated. Some begin dancing, laughing, crying, and saying things we’d regret come morning. Others shore up confidence in their abilities, and perform some really dim-witted deeds. Like this man from Ontario, who bragged he could swim from Canada to Detroit after downing eight beers. And so he did.
The t-shirt says it all, doesn't it?
John Morillo, 47, was drinking when he suddenly decided to take a long night swim. He boasted his grandmother once swam from Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario to Boblo Island in northern Michigan back in the day. He figured he could do the same, easy.
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Get to know a little more about the American Olympic Gymnast in this collection of some of her most memorable moments.
The 2016 Rio Olympics may have just come to an end, but the popularity of this year's athletes is still at its peak! So let's give the 2016 Olympics a great sendoff by lauding amazing (and gorgeous!) athletes.
You've probably already heard of the smokin' hot American Olympic gymnast named Aly Raisman.
For those of you not in the know, she's actually the captain of both the "Fierce Five" 2012 and "Final Five" 2016 USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics team. She has won one gold medal for the women's team all-around, one silver for the women's floor exercise, and another for the women's individual all-around.
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