I encourage my students to learn through collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and innovation. I want the environment in which they learn to be flexible, comfortable and inviting to encourage this type of learning.
I am a fifth-grade teacher with a classroom full of bright, energetic, unique students.
Not one student is alike. Flexible learning spaces will be available in my school for us to use, but I think the classroom should be flexible as well. Why should we leave our classroom to feel comfortable and be able to move furniture easily for collaboration.
We recently were funded through DonorsChoose for flexible furniture for our classroom. As soon as the Runtz Chairs were delivered, my students fell in love! The Runtz chairs allow students who need movement to stay seated and have minimal movement opportunities through the design of the chair. They are also extremely comfortable and research shows that when students are comfortable, they are more focused and engaged.
I am a student in Mrs Gadzala's 5th grade class.
I was very excited when we were donated Runtz chairs and built them.
Later that day I got my hands on it and started working on it. I loved the chair so much and realized how much better I could work when I was on the Runtz chair and not on a uncomfortable desk chair. It may be a little hard to set up but it is amazing to see what you can get done once you have a Runtz chair. So if you are willing to donate to my class, we would be delighted.
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