Flexin' In My New Seat: Cultivating A Comfortable Environment
My students need flexible seating options to enhance their learning environment.
This project expired on October 10, 2018.
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Ours is a classroom full of students that are willing to learn social and academic skills that will make them successful in the 21st century. My school exposes students to diversity in their classes among their peers and with their teachers as well. As a teacher, you cannot always choose your classroom but you can always choose how you arrange it. Flexible seating used as differentiated instruction has shown that it can have a deep impact on how your students learn. My project will give my students the tools they need to thrive in and outside of the classroom.
Research has shown that students have a better learning experience in an environment where they are comfortable. I have picked non-traditional items such as colorful stools, laptop tables, a coffee table, and ottomans so that students can have a comfortable environment.
Most would argue that students would feel the urge to fall asleep in this "comfortable environment" but studies show that due to the instructor giving students the agency to choose their own seats, they produce a higher quality of performance.
Classrooms become too mundane with traditional seating and I feel that they should be excited to enter a classroom everyday with seating that allows a fun way to learn.
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