My students are my life! I want what is best for them. I want as much as I can give them. Unfortunately, I want to give them a lot because most of my children come from low socioeconomic families. Over 80% of our students receive free/ reduced lunch.
My children need the possibilities that other children in other districts have.
We do not, however, have the funds to create flexible seating arrangements to actively involved children in their education. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their educational career with all they need.
Flexible seating has been studied over and over again. It shows that "Children who participate in short bouts of physical activity within the classroom have more on-task behavior, with the best improvement seen in students who are least on-task initially."
With recess being cut and more focus being put on test scores and data, we have to give our kids as many opportunities as we can to move their bodies.
Teachers have known this for years and we are finally getting the research data to back us up from psychologists, doctor's, and therapists.
Flexible seating allows our students to be more engaged in the learning process. It also helps our jobs as educator to be more enjoyable.
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