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by Audrey, Age 11

Imagine being a parent helper or a teacher and walking into the classroom to see kids having their heads on their desks, kids aren’t sitting up straight, and barely anyone is focusing. You wouldn’t want to see that now would you?

This is why I believe there should be flexible seating in classrooms around the world. Kids would be more focused, have better posture, and it even helps kids with different skills such as communication and making good choices.

Albemarle County Public Schools added flexible seating to their classrooms and have noticed that student grades have improved. They seem happier, more engaged, participating more, and even having better conversations.

Christie Bray Burns is a digital learning coach who did classroom observations. She noticed that “Students are significantly more engaged in learning when they have choices regarding seating. They need to be able to move and be comfortable”.

Flexible seating gives teachers more opportunities to talk to students in small groups. It changes how teachers interact with students and how students interact with each other.

With flexible seating, students can move around more, increasing metabolism, posture, and motivation. Studies also show that students who participate in physical activity within the classroom have more on task behavior.

In conclusion, I believe that all classrooms should have flexible seating because students would be more engaged. Flexible seating also affects students’ social skills, and students would be able to move around more. It’s pretty clear that flexible seating could make a huge impact on classrooms and schools around the world.

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