My second grade students are a very diverse group! Optional flexible seating is a solution for students that need to move around to stay engaged! Every child has varying needs when it comes to being comfortable and engaged in the classroom and seven year old students have an exceptionally difficult time sitting for long periods.
In our Title 1 school we are working hard to meet the needs of every student and teach to multiple learning styles and levels of understanding.
My students need flexible seating so they can be comfortable in their environment. With so many students having unique needs, whether it be the need for choice, movement, sensory stimulation, or comfort, research indicates a significant increase in cognitive functioning when the classroom itself meets these needs allowing the teacher to focus on engaging students and promoting them to think collaboratively and critically.
Go Guardian, an educationally focused software company, states that "Flexible seating benefits are profound, due to the fact that the classroom is reorganized to make it more student-centered.
Children no longer enter into your classroom and feel like they are out of bounds or that they don’t have a specific space."
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