Flexible seating keeps kids engaged

Flexible seating keeps kids engaged

Research has shown that the traditional classroom set up - of rows of desks and chairs - doesn't work best for all students. Mrs. Pagett's first grade class at McKinley started the new year by implementing full flexible seating. Students can decide where they want to do their work - at a low to the floor table, a high top table, a standing table, or a lap desk, on regular chairs, ball chairs, accordion chairs, or bean bags. The flexible seating options allow the children to wobble, rock, bounce, lean or stand, to help keep them alert and focused. The set up of flexible seating is also conducive for allowing students to communicate with one another and to collaborate easily. It also allows them to work with different students as they go about their day. So far, Mrs. Pagett's students are loving their new student-centered learning environment. 

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