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  • Howard Eccles Elementary School
  • Canby, OR
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Flexible seating helps to engage students, especially in critical thinking. Students know that they don’t have the choice to not do the work, but they do have the choice in WHERE they do their work, a comfortable space. You might see some students sitting at a table, while another students sits on the Nugget comfort couch. My son is a belly reader, he will not be as committed to his learning, nor nearly as engaged, if he is told to sit down all the time. I like to do work at home, everyone has their “comfy” spot. Students benefit from having a choice in what kind of space and where they do their best learning. The second greatest skill I can teach kids is how to collaborate and be a part of a community. This is so crucial, particularly in today’s society! Teachers that have implemented flexible seating have found kids to be more engaged, participating more, and having more invigorating conversations. Flexible seating allows your room to be opened up, so everybody can see everybody and kids can work together. I already have students sit at tables, and I love that this breaks up the rows of desks and fosters collaboration between kids. We mistakenly believe that this strict adherence to traditional school seating is preparing kids better for life outside the classroom. However, I believe elementary students are the most committed to learning when they have choice and when they are comfortable. We can increase their commitment level and love of learning by proactively responding to their needs. Flexible seating provides kids an environment in which they can perform at their best. All of these seating options will help kids physically, help them with collaboration, build community, communicate, be critical thinkers, and to have a commitment to learning.

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Flexible seating helps to engage students, especially in critical thinking. Students know that they don’t have the choice to not do the work, but they do have the choice in WHERE they do their work, a comfortable space. You might see some students sitting at a table, while another students sits on the Nugget comfort couch. My son is a belly reader, he will not be as committed to his learning, nor nearly as engaged, if he is told to sit down all the time. I like to do work at home, everyone has their “comfy” spot. Students benefit from having a choice in what kind of space and where they do their best learning. The second greatest skill I can teach kids is how to collaborate and be a part of a community. This is so crucial, particularly in today’s society! Teachers that have implemented flexible seating have found kids to be more engaged, participating more, and having more invigorating conversations. Flexible seating allows your room to be opened up, so everybody can see everybody and kids can work together. I already have students sit at tables, and I love that this breaks up the rows of desks and fosters collaboration between kids. We mistakenly believe that this strict adherence to traditional school seating is preparing kids better for life outside the classroom. However, I believe elementary students are the most committed to learning when they have choice and when they are comfortable. We can increase their commitment level and love of learning by proactively responding to their needs. Flexible seating provides kids an environment in which they can perform at their best. All of these seating options will help kids physically, help them with collaboration, build community, communicate, be critical thinkers, and to have a commitment to learning.

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