If you haven’t heard of the alternative seating trend in the classroom, you need to know about this! Instead of traditional seating of desks and chairs all in a row or four desks in a group facing each other, teachers in schools across the US are experimenting with alternative seating as a way to get students to focus, stay on task, and keep the noise level down in the classroom. They can stand, sit or lay on the floor, sit on a comfy couch or some kind of fun or unique seating.
Today I want to show you something I recently discovered in Tiffney McClung’s first grade classroom!
Take a look!
Although I’m seeing seating options in general education classrooms, I’m wondering if those of us in special education classrooms should do more to look at alternative seating. Now I know special education teachers have options like cube chairs, beanbags, and rockers, but in my experience, these options have been provided mainly because students needed these options to help them with more stable seating or for sensory reasons.
I’m thinking out loud and wondering if we could offer our students some alternative seating options that THEY choose…..
If you decide to give this a try, let me know how it goes!
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