WATTS (CBSLA) — Fidget spinners are so yesterday.

Some Southland teachers are using another simple invention to help super energetic kids bounce their way to better behavior and better grades.

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“They have all this energy. They don’t necessarily get to release it,” Sara Rosati, a sixth-grade teacher at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, said.

Rosati and other teachers at the school searched for a tool to help.

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They found thick rubber strips invented by a counselor in North Carolina that can be attached to the bottom of a school desk, allowing students to bounce their feet. Rosati said she was “skeptical” but got some in October. Now she says kids are more focused.

“I had D and Fs. Now I have As and Bs and Cs,” one student said.

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Other classrooms are also getting them now, hoping it can help more students bounce their way to better grades.