We are lucky to teach 3 ICT classes of students with different learning profiles--students with different interests and different learning styles. As teachers, we pay close attention to each individual students needs so that we can reach each and every student. We have many students in our room with disabilities; students who are visual learners, kinesthetic learners, auditory learners. We have many students on the Autism-spectrum who aren't able to participate in class in a way that would benefit their learning because they struggle with social-emotional collaboration. We also have many general-education students who may not receive as much of our attention as possible because we don't have the means to get to every student every day.
Flexible seating allows all students - those with special needs and those without - to learn and complete work in a comfortable, engaging, and productive environment.
It gives them the opportunity and the responsibility of being self aware and choosing a seating option that will help them to be the most productive they can be.
We are lucky to teach a variety of students with a variety of needs and preferences. They have different learning styles and different ways of expressing their mastery of certain skills.
We want to create a flexible learning space for our special needs students that allows them different seating options in which to do their work using the various forms of technology we've accrued.
This will help them to be engaged and comfortable while learning in partnerships, groups, and independently.
These seating options will allow for increased independence, increased productivity, and increased student choice in our classroom. Our students will find that they are instrumental to their progress.
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