Chewing Gum in School
Gum has not been allowed in school for an extremely long time. Today some school districts prohibit gum chewing altogether, others leave it up to the discretion of individual teachers. If school does not have a policy against gum chewing, then chewing depends of the teachers.
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. They contend that dried gum always finish under tables, or on flours. Teachers can respond to gum chewers in a way that is minimally disruptive to the class, but not all teachers are so tolerant. Most of the teachers' time is spent on discipline issues, which includes gum chewing. Teachers think it is a waste of theirs' valuable time and gum does not belong in school.
Others teachers make their own rules. They allow gum chewing as long as it doesn't interfere with their ability to teach or students' ability to concentrate. If a student sticks gum under his desk, they make him remove it. That is "no noise" and "no mess" policy.
Today it is not uncommon thinking that gum chewing in class isn't a big deal. But many people want to chew gum at school. They the undersigned believe that gum should be allowed in school. There were so many petitions for "Allow Chewing Gum In School". They contend that gum helps in many ways and that privilege also should not be taken away from students.
Preliminary research suggests that regular chewing can help you remember names, make you thinner, whiten teeth, etc. Teachers may outlaw chewing gum in class, but chewing gum in class makes kids smarter. How could that be? Chewing causes our hearts to pump more blood to our brain than it usually does. More blood carries noggin-nourishing oxygen and that will help brain function better. It also increases the glucose level, making the student more alert. The rhythmic chewing also increases attention. Mental tasks are done 20% more effectively while chewing gum and that's why it makes students "smarter". Chewing should be allowed especially during big tests. Kids who chew gum during tests do 26% to 36% better. Chewing gum soothes students’ minds, so they can learn more in school.
When gum is brought to school it helps clean your teeth after your lunch time. Gum can also make their jaws stronger. Some types of gum can make teeth stronger.
One line of research suggests that chewing gum can lead to better academic performance. Teachers anecdotally found that students who chewed gum required fewer breaks, paid better attention and stayed quiet longer than those who did not.
Chewing gum makes memory better, but what about the mess under tables and chairs? Maybe, if students didn’t have to hide gum chewing they would dispose of it properly.
That all could be reasons to look at the positive things about having gum at school.