I am an 8th-grade special education teacher. I work with students with learning disabilities, emotional impairments, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD; providing direct instruction, but also ensuring they have access to the curriculum in their general education classes.
I believe that all children have the ability to learn if given the right opportunities to do so.
I see this every day with my kids. Sometimes, it takes a little longer for them to understand a concept and we might need to take a different path to get to our end goal, but my kids want to learn and they want to feel successful. It's my job to make sure that happens!
We all learn differently. Some of the students learn best when information is provided verbally, some of us learn best when provided with visual models of content information, and some of us look back fondly on the days of flashcards. All of these learning styles can be taken into account and incorporated into a teacher's lessons, but what about the kids who need sensory input such as movement and pressure to find success. For these kids, the kids who seem to always be moving- tapping a pen, changing positions, or getting up to sharpen a pencil or blow their nose- sitting for extended periods of time in hard plastic seats is torture. For these kids, the need for sensory input can become so overwhelming that it detracts from their ability to focus on the lesson being taught. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them.
During independent and whole class work times students are given the opportunity to choose a location in the classroom that works best for them, allowing them to focus their full attention on the material being taught.
The wobble stools, swivel chairs, and bags all provide different sensory opportunities which will allow students to chose what works best for them on any given day.
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore -The BEST seat in any Classroom! - Black
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