My students need bean bag chairs, stools, and a collaboration table. They need these items to allow movement in the classroom while working independently or with others.
My class is very unique, and they love to move! With today's personalized learning, kids are required to move often and stay on task. Our class would function much more smoothly if students were able to get rid of bulky desks, and take their comfortable seats with them as they rotated!
Our school is a Cohort 1 school for blended learning.
We are implementing it before the other schools in our township. During our language and math blocks, students take part in a 3 station rotation where they are engaged in digital learning, collaborative learning, or small group instruction. With the various groupings that are taking place in the classroom, students are required to move around often. It becomes difficult with big, bulky tables in the room. It would be much easier if students had more space for their groups, and if they could just take their seat with them to their next rotation. By eliminating several tables and allowing a variety of seating, students will be more comfortable and have more space as they move about in the room. My students are a very active bunch, and they love to work together at times, and separate at times. Having bean bag chairs, stools, and different types of tables will allow them the flexibility that they need to be successful.
My classroom has 27 students. I have them divided into 3 groups of 9. By having 9 beanbag chairs, 1 group can use these while working on digital content. They are easily movable, so I can arrange them so there is space between students. This will help students stay on task, and avoid disruption. Another group will be at the independent rotation. I will have the 5 stools set up along the back window ledge. Half of the group will work independently, while the other half will be at my small group table working with me. Halfway through the rotation, my small group will switch with the students working at the stools. The last group of 9 students will be working at a collaboration station. I will arrange some of the tables already in my room into a collaboration station. The bistro table will be for collaborative partner work. Students that are working in partners will be able to use that table to work together, but not have the noise associated with sitting with a larger group of students.
By being a Cohort 1 school, we are the first to try out blended learning, and we will be teaching other schools how to set it up in their classroom.
Classrooms today need to offer students options in movement and seating. By grouping students in various ways and having them move frequently to new spots in the room, they need to not only be comfortable, but they need to have space. Eliminating the traditional tables and allowing kids a variety of seating will free up space and keep them on task.
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