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Flexible Seating Review

Flexible seating in the Secondary classroom offers a myriad of benefits for both teachers and students. One option is the yoga ball, which not only encourages better posture but also provides students with the opportunity to engage their core muscles, helping them stay focused during lessons. Wobble stools are another fantastic choice, and the most popular in my class, as they allow students to subtly move while working, promoting active learning and preventing restlessness. Bouncy bands, which attach to the legs of traditional chairs, provide a discreet outlet for excess energy, ensuring that students remain attentive and engaged without causing disruptions to the class.

Rocker chairs and podiums are also excellent additions to a flexible classroom. Rocker chairs allow students to shift their weight and find a comfortable position, which can boost concentration and reduce discomfort. Meanwhile, podiums enable students to present their work confidently and encourage standing, which can lead to improved blood flow and mental alertness. The flexibility in seating options empowers students to select the arrangement that suits them best, promoting a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that caters to their diverse needs. By embracing these flexible seating choices, teachers can create a more engaging, student-centered classroom that fosters productivity and overall well-being.

In the video, I go through various types of flexible seating that I have tried in my classroom. 


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