Flexible seating in a middle school classroom. I serve a variety of children and having a variety of seating options is fantastic. Floor pillows i got these through donors choose they came from lakeshore. The flexible classroom with couches mats optional and alternative seating and cozy corners for kids to concentrate is cropping up more often again this school year but the efforts to get rid of rigid rows of desks goes back a decade and perhaps more than 80 years. On this page youll find tips on arranging student desks in four different formations complete with photos from my classroom tours.
All of these table spaces were located around our meeting rug which we moved to the center of the classroom. Need ideas for seating arrangements in your classroom. A few tables with traditional chairs were kept for students who prefer to sit that way. I ordered 2 of these for my speech therapy room in a public school.
There are a ton of ideas for flexible seating options you can do in your classroom to try it out a little bit or go full force so i compiled a list for you to see a lot of the different options. This allows students to work more comfortably and choose how they want to sit instead of always sitting in a desk. When i finally decided to take the plunge into flexible seating i started to brainstorm all the different seating options that were available for my classroom. Merritt brown also has quite a few teachers that have added flexible seating in their classrooms.
So as long as a students postures and movements do not disrupt others learning and comfort they are literally allowed to choose any number of places to land in our classroom. Is flexible seating right for your classroom.