First Grade Flexible Seating Environment

By: Ms. Cheryl Cooper
from Scheck Hillel Community School

Category:
Learning Environment

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Ivrit, Literature, Math, Science

Pedagogy:
Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
First Grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school

As education shifts to chromebooks, cooperative learning, small group instruction, and personalized learning, so must the classroom furnishing and arrangement. With flexible seating, and no assigned seats, my students are free to sit, stand or lay on the floor as they learn. I have observed increased motivation and engagement as well as a higher rate of student interaction since implementing flexible seating. My first graders are doing their best work ever!