Over the last year, our classroom environment has undergone a change! We have started to take out "normal" desks and chairs! They slowly have been replaced by flexible seating. Our wish is to add more options for our learners. Current research shows that flexible seating gives students the 7 C's: comfort, community, communication, collaboration, commitment to learning, control and choice. Many of these 7 C’s are what employers are looking for in their 21st century employees. As the teacher in this type of learning environment, I have found that the more students are engaged, active and relaxed in their learning – their achievement increases. We are proposing to add to our flex seating learning environment the following: wobble chairs, bean bags, café tables and stools along with a few lap tables.
Grade: 4th Grade
Category: Classroom Management