My students need flexible seating and timers as tools to help them succeed.
My students consistently amaze me with their kindness and tenacity. To say my students are diverse is an understatement. I teach two classes with a combined total of more than 35 students. Many of these students have learned English as their second language. Many come from low-income families. Many also come from privileged backgrounds.
But more importantly, my students are the personification of love.
The kindness and familial bond they show each other is astounding. They bicker like siblings, but at the end of the day come together as a family.
They come from different backgrounds with vastly different struggles and abilities. But they come together and help each other learn. They constantly remind me of why I became a teacher. And they put me to shame. I thought I became a teacher to make an impact on them, but everyday they impact me.
One of the biggest challenges of state testing is teaching children how to take a timed test. This struggle is most apparent in my math class. During class assessments, students are given as long as they need to complete the activity. During the all-important state assessment, however, children are timed. Even when I time students on in-class assessments, they struggle to pace themselves. Some rush through the test, finishing in mere minutes; others take the entire class period and then some to finish.
My students need timers to help them learn how to successfully pace themselves.
With these 1-minute timers, students can learn how much time they should be spending on each question. I can better prepare them for state assessments because we will have practiced pacing ourselves all year! The students will learn when to keep working a problem, and when to skip it and come back to it later.
My more wiggly students need flexible seating to help them concentrate. The Wobble chair will allow my sweet kiddos to move without disrupting others.
Ultimately, these tools will help my students become more successful learners.
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|Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Blue (16in) • Amazon Business||$79.99||1||$79.99|
|PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|Sand Timer Set (1 Min) Large 10pcs Pack - Colorful Set of One Minute Hour Glasses for Kids, Adults - Colors: Blue, Green, Red by Jade Active • Amazon Business||$9.97||3||$29.91|
|Teacher Created Resources Small Sand Timers Combo, Pack of 8 (20697) • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
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