A hypnotizing effect
For some time, the “hand spinner” tops invade the courses of recreation. These toys have become very popular in schools and colleges as teachers have begun to take strict measures. In the college of Jean-Baptiste Clément de Colombes in the Hauts-de-Seine, for example, Salomé, a history-geography teacher, speaks of an “unbearable” situation. She is indeed annoyed at the democratization of this toy for two or three weeks. The children take them on, which makes a little fan noise. “And with the models flashing, it feels like a nightclub,” she said on the 20 Minutes account. For Sandrine, a math teacher in a Tarn-et-Garonne college, this toy has a hypnotizing effect for her students.
A more fugitive concentration
The establishments of Salomé and Sandrine “spinner” tops have not yet banned the spinning top in their yard. However, the teachers decided to make the law in the classes by confiscating them. Other schools and colleges nevertheless decided to type harder by prohibiting these toys as is the case in a college of Oise. Julie, an English teacher at the school, mentioned a reason for safety because of the accidents caused by the spinner, particularly by sharp models. This game designed for children with attention deficit disorder makes their concentration more elusive, says the teacher who has already confiscated 10 copies in a week.
A feeling of exclusion
The “hand spinner” also caused a conflict between the students. “Like every toy is fashionable, there is necessarily bartering between students,” explained Francette Popineau, general secretary of the Snuipp, the main trade union of first-level teachers. And the professor added that “the greatest can force the hand of the smallest”. Not to mention the feeling of exclusion that the toy can provide in the child who does not.