The Set Up:
I have several different seating options in my room.
- Hooki Stools
- Stability Balls
- Stability Disks at a Low Table
- Ottomans and Coffee Table
- Normal Chairs and Desks
- I feel very strongly that it is still important to offer students the option of a normal chair and desk. Some kids truly prefer their own space and I always have at least two kids that choose to sit at a desk.
- The Floor With Clipboards
- Cafe Table and Stools
So far the most popular options are the Hooki Stools and the Cafe Table. This changes based on the activity that we are completing. For instance, during reading workshop, students gravitate towards the couch, tipi, etc. However, during writing most students choose a table.
At first I was extremely intimidated by flexible seating. However, now I love it so much that I can't imagine going back to a class full of traditional chairs and desks.
Do you incorporate any flexible seating in your classroom?