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  • Irene Garcia Middle School
  • Mission, TX
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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“There is no better way to show your support for a student-centered classroom, than creating a classroom from a child’s point of view.” Consider a child with ADHD only getting a chance to move around during transitions from class to class, a child with Autism who might need comfort to satisfy his/her sensory needs, or a learning disabled student who is easily frustrated. Is it appropriate to ask them to sit still on a hard chair and expect them to learn when they are already facing so many internal struggles? According to an Edutopia article on flexible seating, "Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking." The learning style of every individual is unique; providing opportunities for student choice will help incorporate the learning styles students need to be successful. Because most of my students' academic deficits include reading fluency, reading comprehension, written expression, and oral comprehension, year after year I face the obstacle of breaking the barrier my students have put up in Reading. I strongly believe that by providing my students with comfortable seating arrangements, their academic motivation and reading skills will increase; allowing them to reach a level of success they never deemed possible. Furthermore, it is my goal to support my students by "creating a classroom from a child's point of view!"

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“There is no better way to show your support for a student-centered classroom, than creating a classroom from a child’s point of view.” Consider a child with ADHD only getting a chance to move around during transitions from class to class, a child with Autism who might need comfort to satisfy his/her sensory needs, or a learning disabled student who is easily frustrated. Is it appropriate to ask them to sit still on a hard chair and expect them to learn when they are already facing so many internal struggles? According to an Edutopia article on flexible seating, "Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking." The learning style of every individual is unique; providing opportunities for student choice will help incorporate the learning styles students need to be successful. Because most of my students' academic deficits include reading fluency, reading comprehension, written expression, and oral comprehension, year after year I face the obstacle of breaking the barrier my students have put up in Reading. I strongly believe that by providing my students with comfortable seating arrangements, their academic motivation and reading skills will increase; allowing them to reach a level of success they never deemed possible. Furthermore, it is my goal to support my students by "creating a classroom from a child's point of view!"

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