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  • Hurricane Deck Elementary School
  • Sunrise Beach, MO
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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We do not have a money pool to get access to the items that we would like to incorporate in our classrooms. I would like to have flexible seating in my room in order to give students a choice as to where they sit. The cooperative learning that we do in our class would also be much easier if my students had one table to work at and not individual desks. "Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. Redesigning my classroom was not any different. I've found that some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories, using up excess energy, improving metabolism, increased motivation and engagement, creating a better oxygen flow to the brain, and improving core strength and overall posture. It's no surprise that physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior. In fact, a paper by Matthew T. Mahar, finds that: Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Studies suggest that children who participate in short bouts of physical activity within the classroom have more on-task behavior, with the best improvement seen in students who are least on-task initially. From an article on Edutopia by Kayla Delzer

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We do not have a money pool to get access to the items that we would like to incorporate in our classrooms. I would like to have flexible seating in my room in order to give students a choice as to where they sit. The cooperative learning that we do in our class would also be much easier if my students had one table to work at and not individual desks. "Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. Redesigning my classroom was not any different. I've found that some of the immediate benefits of flexible seating include burning more calories, using up excess energy, improving metabolism, increased motivation and engagement, creating a better oxygen flow to the brain, and improving core strength and overall posture. It's no surprise that physical activity is linked to higher academic performance, better health, and improved behavior. In fact, a paper by Matthew T. Mahar, finds that: Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Studies suggest that children who participate in short bouts of physical activity within the classroom have more on-task behavior, with the best improvement seen in students who are least on-task initially. From an article on Edutopia by Kayla Delzer

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