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Mr. Ashby from N Ft Myers FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating: The 21st Century Classroom

My students need a specific amount of chairs for this to be implemented with fidelity. The Yoga Balls with allow my students to move even while working, while the futon is implemented during flex time.

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My Students

My students are someone who needs a champion. Advocate for their specific needs in the class. An environment that allows them to do more, be comfortable, and be accountable for their success. I want them to see a glimpse of what choice and flexibility looks like in the workplace and in college.

One of the most eye opening experiences about college was the freedom of choice: The ability to go about and go where you want , study when you want, but I believed most importantly, study where you want.

I want to continue implementing the same mentality in my classroom with flexible seating.

Students would have the ability to choose where they want to sit during individual/ small group study. They would be able during whole group to choose desks, yoga balls, floor mats, etc to give them the freedom to learn to the best of your ability.

They would also be provided with a white board and expo marker of their own. The class would also be more hands on with a station for for them interact with classroom materials on a kinesthetic level.

My Project

Not every student learns the same. It is like asking a fish to fly. The same should go for a classroom. Not every student learns the best in traditional seating. Flexible Seating has shown an increase in student engagement, and excitement to come to class, and the advocation of choice. Students will not see rudimentary desks and chairs, but be welcomed by a classroom that engages kinesthetic learners with yoga balls, high top seating and opens up the possibility that is choice.

Its being called "The Starbucks Classroom: The Classroom of the 21st Century." These students will be able to finally make choices.

Choices that will affect their everyday successes; choices that will allow them to be successful leaders and learners in and outside the classroom.

What I want for my students is a classroom that gives them

Mr. Ashby
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.43 8 $155.44
DHP 8-Inch Independently-Encased Coil Premium Futon Mattress, Full Size, Black • Amazon Business $107.94 1 $107.94
HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables Modern Decor Side Table for Home and Office ( White, Set of 2 ) • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
Bunjo 360 Degree Bungee Chair • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Jiachan Tower USB Surge Protector Power Strip with 8 AC Outlets and 6 ports USB Chargers Black • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Opentron OT4126 Metal Surge Protector Power Strip 4 Feet 12 Outlet • Amazon Business $39.19 1 $39.19
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Wonder4 Geography Theme Throw Pillow Covers Home Decorative Map Art Throw Pillow Cases Couch Covers Decoration,2X Maps +1x Compass + 1x Navigation Compass 18 X 18 Inch for Home Sofa Bedding Set of 4 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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