But many teachers are saying it's having the exact opposite effect.
Toys R Us says of the spinner: "Not only is it fun and interesting, it can also help you to focus on daily tasks and relieve anxiety, simply hold the spinner in your hand and spin it rapidly with your finger".
The toy is oblong shaped, and has rounded edges which are designed for spinning.
Her class was overloaded in fidget spinners, and apparently, they were distracting.
"Promoting fidgeting is a common method for managing attention regulation", says Elaine Taylor-Klaus.
"When I first heard that fidget spinners were starting to get banned in schools across the country last week, I was shocked", Alexi Roy, the founder of SpinnerList who contacted the 200 schools, wrote.
News 5's PJ Johnson spoke with Tri Cities school leaders and a local physicians to see what the spin factor could be for students and parents.
Advocates point to research backing the claim of "fidget therapy".
Many now are wondering if the newest fad will start to teeter or continue to twirl.
How does it help kids with ADHD?
They are also becoming quite popular in schools and educators say they can help kids with ADHD and other disorders to help them focus on their lessons. For the students (and the teacher) near the spinner, that's like bouncing a ball in front of a hyper puppy!
Fidget toys are a classroom staple for kids with autism.
Christine Ouimet, 33, of Attleboro and mother of three, recently uploaded a video on Facebook of her son showing off some of his talented fidget spinning tricks.
Fidget Spinners are flying off.
Once students have identified their most challenging time of the school day, encourage them to use their fidget spinners during those targeted times only.
Greenville County Schools Spokeswoman Beth Brotherton says the district has not banned Fidget Spinners from schools.
Parents have been told this afternoon that the toys will not be allowed in school premises unless pupils have been granted permission by guidance teachers. "Ask them to identify a time during the day that is most challenging for them, whether it is during independent seat work or a writing test".
But outright bans concern some experts. If you give somebody a toy or they could be doing classwork, what's going to be more interesting? And Fidget Spinners are just a toy.
Teachers, do you think fidget spinners should be allowed in the classroom? She wanted to come up with something for them to focus on that wouldn't cause harm to others.