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  • Maple Hill School
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times my students choose a location in the classroom that works best for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting with clip boards, or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk. My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given choice and accountability to choose a seat. The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The comfy floor pillows will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom. The couch will provide students with choices to sit in the classroom library. I have seen how student choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

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Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times my students choose a location in the classroom that works best for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting with clip boards, or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk. My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given choice and accountability to choose a seat. The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The comfy floor pillows will allow for additional comfortable floor seating options. They are lightweight and can be easily used in many areas of the classroom. The couch will provide students with choices to sit in the classroom library. I have seen how student choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

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