As a teacher in an elementary school with diverse students from all nationalities, it is important to me that my students are equipped with the necessary tools to succeed. My goal is to provide a variety of seating and working areas that support engagement, collaboration, and learning opportunities. Currently, my classroom has two tables and sixteen traditional desks.
If I had to describe my students in a few words, I would say that they are wonderful, talented, and inquisitive.
We work together as a community of explorers, scientists, and researchers.
Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Currently, my students work using clipboards on the carpet or group tables. When I offer flexible seating options during independent work, I notice the students make smart choices by selecting a location that fosters engagement. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them.
The chairs that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.
Each chair provides an alternative place for my students to sit other than the carpet. This will not create disruption of the environment. These chairs will be extremely beneficial for students who just need to get the wiggles out. I have seen how choice can positively affect my students' work and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!
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