Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating... what is it? Is it a fad? Should you jump on the "bandwagon" and try it out too? Lets first start off with what flexible seating is NOT! Flexible seating is not getting rid of all of your classroom chairs, replacing them with yoga balls, and calling it a day! Flexible seating is also not a free for all for your students. I can just imagine all of the chaos if you through a bunch of students into a room with all these different seating choices and no direction on how to use them appropriately. In this video I go into my thoughts on flexible seating and how I implement it into my classroom.

Expectations are EVERYTHING!!! This includes flexible seating. I can't expect my class to use flexible seating correctly without first modeling it for them. That's why I begin every year with an anchor chart. Yes, there will be excitement. Yes, there will be arguing about who gets which seat first. Yes, it will be scary at first. Yes... it does get better. The "newness" of flexible seating wears off and flexible seating becomes the new normal. I don't have students "earn" flexible seating because it's just how our classroom runs.

Flexible Seating I Use 

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