I am starting my twenty-third year of teaching and wish I had transitioned to flexible seating years ago! Creating an environment where students can work collaboratively while developing the skills that will help them to succeed in the 21st century is my focus.
My goal is to facilitate learning while building the student's confidence, guiding them to find academic success while helping each child to develop social skills to help them interact with others.
I encourage them to take responsibility for learning. My greatest pleasure is watching the students reflect on their own growth mindset. Each child has strengths and areas to improve upon. The classroom environment encourages each student to have choices and varied material to access content. Providing a variety of ways to learn the content and options for how to demonstrate an understanding of the standards has proven successful while increasing student academic confidence!
I want expand on our seating choices to give students an option to choose what works best for them as individual students. The floor seating help to allow for comfortable positions when sitting in the reading corner or at lower tables. The can do inflatable donuts increase posture. Positional choice with in the classroom will enhance the learning environment by increasing comfort and focus. Many students have difficulty sitting in a chair for long periods of time. Being able to move and change seating can eliminate the behavior issues that may arise. We currently have 14 flexible seating choices. By supporting this project you would increase comfortable spots for all of the learners in my classroom!
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