In our classroom, we celebrate students' individuality and work to build a strong community of learners. Students are allowed a voice in the classroom as often as possible which enriches their education by building critical thinking, problem-solving, and high-level thinking skills.
As a teacher works with a group of students, they quickly realize how each learner differs cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically, creating a unique individual.
There are wide variations in students' learning abilities, personalities, interests, skills, and needs. My students are curious, fun-loving third graders. They enjoy reading, conversing, math, and physical education. However, they face many challenges as more than 70% of them come from homes below the poverty line.
With more and more demand placed on academic time spent in the classroom, the amount of time that students spend moving is decreasing. With alternative seating options like wobble stools, my students will be able to move while working!
By providing multiple seating options, individual students get an additional movement outlet for their energy and a choice in what works best for them.
This results in students being more focused and engaged. As students sit in these stools, they keep their minds and body moving at the same time! Movement = Success!
Currently, all my students sit in desks and with alternative seating options, students can choose the best fit for their learning style!
I want each one of my students empowered to do their best, and with more options, students can do their best learning, no matter their learning style.
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