As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever, very spontaneous and love to laugh.
They enjoy reading and technology and lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire all learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
Please consider helping my students will flexible seating options for our classroom. Student choice is a strong indicator of success and providing seating options is very helpful in providing choice. I want my students to feel safe and comfortable while reading.
A principal objective of flexible seating is to reduce the duration of sedentary periods of time, which research has identified as a danger to health.
In fact, I see it as critical to enhancing learning and makes it more enjoyable. Students feel empowered by having some degree of choice and control over their environment. My students would enjoy and use this bean bag chair for years.
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