Help me give my students flexible seating options in the classroom. Giving students an option for seating not only helps support their independence but allows their minds to work harder and grow faster!
My classroom is full of incredible student leaders. They are ambitious, thoughtful, and intelligent. I am hoping to support their learning by offering flexible seating options for them.
When students feel comfortable, they are calm, focused, and productive.
Many of my students will benefit from flexible seating because they will be able to better channel their energy into focusing on the lesson. Students also learn to make smart, independent choices for their learning by choosing the seat that best supports their individual learning needs. Many of my students also have special needs that would be greatly supported by flexible seating options.
Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work and with whom. It also allows them to change their location and positions as needed. I firmly believe that children need to move. Flexible seating allows them to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. In turn, this burns more calories and increases metabolism. It also helps keep young minds more alert and focused on their lessons. This school year I was able to offer a small amount of flexible seating and my students raved about it! Please consider helping my third graders achieve greater flexible seating choices.
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