Which type of student seating is better—traditional or flexible? The way I see it, there’s nothing wrong with traditional seating. For years students have learned well when sitting in desks and chairs. On the flip side, there are certainly plenty of children who could learn better if they were in more comfortable seating. You want to create a classroom where students can feel and do their best, and yet there are so many “what ifs” to consider in regards to flexible seating.
I have to keep reminding myself that flexible seating means providing a variety of seating options for students rather than only traditional desks, tables, and chairs. If you haven’t made a move toward flexible seating, I suggest starting small. Adding a few pillows, mats, or cushions in the classroom is a great start.
That’s my two cents. I’d love to hear your thoughts in regards to flexible seating in the classroom. Do you have a success story or a suggestion to share?
Eager to hear from you!
PS: If you know of any great deals on flexible seating options be sure to share those too!