I teach high school English in a diverse, semi-rural community of learners in the heart of Alaska, one of the coldest places in the country. Despite the cold, my students are always energetic and full of life. Their brightness and sense of humor makes our school and our classroom warm and fun. We laugh every time we meet.
Life isn't easy up here in the far north, but all my students are hard workers and I know I can count on them to do their best.
Some students live in dry cabins while other students work at family owned businesses part-time. Many are transplants to this area and some will only be here a few years before their families move on. Therefore, building healthy and thriving relationships is central to our classroom.
Much research has shown the severe dangers of sitting for long periods of time, and those dangers are even more important to consider for the youth in today's classrooms. Furthermore, children and teens are energetic and sometimes fidgety, and there's a growing body of research showing that flexible seating options like standing desks, wobble stools, inflatable balls, bean bag chairs, and more can improve students' focus and attention.
I have already put the effort in to completely revitalize my English classroom, and I have already included bean bag chairs, floor cushions and standing desk options for my students, which are utilized with high frequency.
Please help me round out my flexible seating options with these inflatable yoga seats. I want to provide active seating options, like these inflatable ball seats, so that my students have the opportunity to be more active during the day.
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