Mr. Reyes from Dallas TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students stability balls to create a great classroom environment.
Our students are first-generation American, full of hope and passion for discovering and learning new skills every day. Our main purpose is to help our students achieve at the same rate as students who are not at risk. With that said, we are constantly looking for ways to engage our students. Research shows that when students use stability balls their attention span is longer; therefore, they are able to retain more information as they are continuously moving which allows more blood and oxygen to their brain. As an educator, I am constantly looking for innovative ways to improve my students' learning experience.
Research says it all: In 2003, a study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy concluding that in students with ADHD, sitting on therapy balls improved behavior and legible word productivity. In other words, students using ball chairs were able to sit still, focus and write more words clearly.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester seconded those findings in 2007 with a study on the benefits of a chair-less classroom.
In the Mayo study, which focused on improving learning and reducing obesity by making children more active, researchers found that the ability to move around more while sitting made the students more attentive. Mayo Clinic communications consultant Bob Nellis told the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune that he believes this is because kids are able to burn off excess energy by bouncing on a ball.
I want to expose my students to a different classroom environment. I want their experience in their academic studies to be positive and enriching especially my students with ADHD or other attention difficulties. My students deserve to have the best and the opportunity that other students have at other schools that have these resources. I want my students to feel empowered, stay on task, and practice concentrating for longer periods of time.
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|Champion Sports 42 cm Fitpro Ball With Stability Legs, Green • Quill.com||$25.49||30||$764.70|
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