How Different Seating Arrangements can Help your Classroom

How Different Seating Arrangements can Help your Classroom
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Have you ever thought about how different seating arrangements can help your classroom?  Pediatric occupational and physical therapists believe that giving students the opportunity to select alternative seating arrangements throughout their school day awakens their bodies and mind, making them ready to learn.

That’s why the release of the new e-book – “Wiggle Worms: A Guide to Alternative Seating for the Classroom” is so exciting. This guide is an indispensable resource for equipping instructors with the skills needed to benefit from alternative seating. The e-book is packed with useful tips, different seating option ideas and much more.

Did you know that movement actually improves academic performance?

Give kids a variety of options.  A therapy ball is just the beginning when it comes to alternative seating.  If you let your kids explore what works for them will send them the message that they have some control and responsibility.  Frame the seating options as a privilege that can be taken away if not used properly.

As research has shown, physical activity is directly related to better academic performance, improved overall health and positive behavior. Studies have concluded that short bursts of movements improves performance, and this can be accomplished with a simple change in seating arrangements. This simple action acts as an outlet for fidgety students and really gets their attention. This also increases social engagement while encouraging a sense of belonging among the students.

To learn more about different seating arrangements to use in the classroom, read the original article here:
Alternative Seating for the Classroom

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