Google+ Elementary School Counselor blog, by Scott Ertl, Elementary School Counselor: September 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 Ways To Get Free Bouncy Bands!

  3 Ways To Get
Free Bouncy Bands!

Bouncy Bands help students:
  • Release extra energy by bouncing their feet or stretching their legs while they work quietly.
  • Stay on task longer by relieving their anxiety and stress so they stay calm while they work.
  • Move without distracting others or making any noises.
1. Make a video. Teachers can receive one free Bouncy Band for a Chair or a Desk in exchange for creating a 1-minute video showing what you like about it or how it helps. You don't have to show the student's face--just their feet using the band is sufficient to demonstrate how it is used. Email to request a parent permission form if you'd like to have a student say something or have his/her face shown in the video.

2. Take the initiative and apply for a 1-page Donor's Choose grant. (Print out your grant since it is excellent documentation for your yearly evaluation to show leadership.) Here's a link for 4 tips on how to get funded, along with a sample application that you can copy and paste:

3. Submit a Research Proposal to monitor the effects from students using Bouncy Bands in your school. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive 10 free Bouncy Bands for your school. This is a great way to document how you are making a difference in your school. Keep this data for your yearly evaluation. Download the proposal form here:

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