I currently teach 3rd grade at a Title I school, and would like to change the stigma of male student achievement. Many times male students are not engaged, and this is the reason I am wanting to change my way of teaching. Today, schools are designed and geared towards female students, yet there are typically more male students in schools.
My goal is to get male students moving while closing the gap, and if I can just make a difference in one child's life then I am making a difference in society!
Male students need to move, and require hands on activities to learn. Proving students with an opportunity to learn in an environment for them will reduce the issues that we face such as behavioral and academics.
My goal for the start of 2018 school year is to teach single gender male class, and stage a classroom that will be conducive to their needs and promotes higher learning.
Providing my students with flexible seating will allow them concentrate more, and stay engaged throughout the entire lesson. Studies support that students need to move frequently. Each item selected supports just that! Students will rotate throughout the various flexible seating options daily. This will keep them stimulated, and reduce the chances of students becoming complacent. This project will help those students who are typically behavior problems or have difficulty paying attention some form of an outlet.
Giving a school that is heavily populated with male students the opportunity to become involved with flexible seating will be evolutionary!
Schools have not yet fully implemented these resources, but this will be a great step in the right direction.
|Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business||$19.43||5||$97.15|
|Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business||$14.44||5||$72.20|
|ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business||$25.00||2||$50.00|
|LapGear Essential Lap Desk - Alaskan Blue (Fits upto 13.3" Laptop) • Amazon Business||$9.99||4||$39.96|
|Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business||$27.99||1||$27.99|
|Set of 4 - Foam Kneeling Pads Garden Knee Mat / Gardening Seat Cushion • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
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