Chewing Gum Should Be Allowed In School

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“For me the dumbest rule is that you can’t chew gum in school. For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going,” Brie Larson once said. Many schools do not allow students to chew gum in school. Teachers have differing views about whether students should be allowed to chew gum in school. Some believe that gum chewing is the nastiest habit in the world, it can impede the learning process, and gum chewing can be noisy and distracting to other students. Others teachers make their own rules. They allow gum chewing as long as it does not interfere with their ability to teach or students ' ability to concentrate. Some say chewing gum should not be allowed in school, while other argue that it should be allowed in school. Schools should allow gum in school, as well as the classroom because it allows kids to concentrate. Schools should also allow gum in school because it also improves memory.…show more content…
In the article, “Can chewing gum really help students focus,” it says, “Children learn through their senses – and oral activity can be very calming," said Cybulski. "The act of chewing gum also provides constant sensory input to the muscles in the jaw and ears and we find it helps children to concentrate better." (Pooley 1). This basically is saying that when children are little or older by having gum in their mouth as a constant sensory input, it helps them focus. “But a growing body of research suggests the habit may actually be beneficial when it comes to important classroom skills such as concentration, alertness and memory.” (Pooley 1). This means that the habit of chewing gum may be positive and needed in the
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