Question: What does research say about pupils fiddling whilst learning. For instance clicking pens, tapping tables....is there a positive effect on their learning....is there a negative effect on their peers?
Hi there, I’m afraid I don’t know of any research on this. The only thing I would say is that excessive fiddling/restlessness can be related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But of course only if combined with many of the other symptoms so just fiddling is not a cause for concern.