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  • Ladera STARS Academy
  • Thousand Oaks, CA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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The purpose of this project is to provide more flexible seating options to allow student space for personal focus, movement if they need to find a better choice; easily pair up, collaborate in small groups, or engage in whole group lessons. I chose items that will provide more options for my students to work throughout the classroom. I observed my students motivated to engage in in both independent work and collaboration when they were given the opportunity to choose their flexible seating option. The wobble seat allows a little movement for students who need that wiggle to help focus. The lap desks will allow the students to sit on the floor, cushions, or stools and have a big work space right at their fingertips. The stools and portable desks are easy to pick up and move about the classroom as a group or individual. The best outcome of flexible seating is how the students are learning to choose a spot that is best for their own learning engagement, encouraging others to do so, and learning the respectful and productive skill of collaboration. For my students, flexible seating is a part of the learning engagement-not a break from it!

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The purpose of this project is to provide more flexible seating options to allow student space for personal focus, movement if they need to find a better choice; easily pair up, collaborate in small groups, or engage in whole group lessons. I chose items that will provide more options for my students to work throughout the classroom. I observed my students motivated to engage in in both independent work and collaboration when they were given the opportunity to choose their flexible seating option. The wobble seat allows a little movement for students who need that wiggle to help focus. The lap desks will allow the students to sit on the floor, cushions, or stools and have a big work space right at their fingertips. The stools and portable desks are easy to pick up and move about the classroom as a group or individual. The best outcome of flexible seating is how the students are learning to choose a spot that is best for their own learning engagement, encouraging others to do so, and learning the respectful and productive skill of collaboration. For my students, flexible seating is a part of the learning engagement-not a break from it!

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