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  • Ward Grundy Elementary School
  • Morton, IL

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As a teacher, you can’t always choose your classroom. But you can choose how to arrange it. As research supports, that choice has a deep impact on how my students learn. Changing the physical space of a classroom directly affects student behavior and learning outcomes. Flexible seating isn't just about being comfortable. It serves many different purposes. When students aren’t trying to hold themselves still in their chairs, they can integrate auditory, visual, and tactile systems of the body. The items I chose for my project include flexible seating options such as a Cozy Lounger, a Balance Ball Chair, Wobble Chairs, an inflatable chair, a Bagel Set Cushion, a Lap Desk, and sensory fidgets and other materials to address sensory needs (things to safely to chew on). Flexible seating encourages children to sit where they wish based on their needs. It is part of a bigger picture. Giving students the choice to sit where and how they want is very powerful, because they have a voice. This builds trust and mutual respect. I have found that letting the students sit where it is comfortable for them keeps their attention more focused on me and teaches them to have control over their learning environment. Also, it can be hard for children to sit still, which can make it difficult for students to stay on task. Many students respond well to flexible seating, because it offers a range of motion while allowing a student to stay seated. Not to mention, it allows students to adopt different — and, frequently, healthier — postures than conventional seating arrangements. Numerous studies show prolonged periods of sitting is terrible for our health.

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As a teacher, you can’t always choose your classroom. But you can choose how to arrange it. As research supports, that choice has a deep impact on how my students learn. Changing the physical space of a classroom directly affects student behavior and learning outcomes. Flexible seating isn't just about being comfortable. It serves many different purposes. When students aren’t trying to hold themselves still in their chairs, they can integrate auditory, visual, and tactile systems of the body. The items I chose for my project include flexible seating options such as a Cozy Lounger, a Balance Ball Chair, Wobble Chairs, an inflatable chair, a Bagel Set Cushion, a Lap Desk, and sensory fidgets and other materials to address sensory needs (things to safely to chew on). Flexible seating encourages children to sit where they wish based on their needs. It is part of a bigger picture. Giving students the choice to sit where and how they want is very powerful, because they have a voice. This builds trust and mutual respect. I have found that letting the students sit where it is comfortable for them keeps their attention more focused on me and teaches them to have control over their learning environment. Also, it can be hard for children to sit still, which can make it difficult for students to stay on task. Many students respond well to flexible seating, because it offers a range of motion while allowing a student to stay seated. Not to mention, it allows students to adopt different — and, frequently, healthier — postures than conventional seating arrangements. Numerous studies show prolonged periods of sitting is terrible for our health.

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