Active and flexible seating get all ages moving! It improves cognitive performance, time on-task, concentration, and overall attitude towards learning! There are many options to choose from – fidget busters, standing desks, cushions, stools, and teaming tables. Find ideas on how to add active furniture to your classroom!

How to Refresh Your Classroom Space

Summer’s here! The new school year will start in August or September for most of us. Ready for a new and fresh space? Start with a mental inventory of your class seating by scanning the room and counting the number of spaces available for students to sit or stand while learning. A 1:1 seat to [...]

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A Comfortable Outdoor Writing Surface for Students

Mrs. Val Seath was teaching her 2nd grade class outside when she noticed her students having a hard time comfortably writing. Their papers and clothes were getting wet from the dew, students had to sit on hard surfaces, and assignments were flapping in the wind. With learning outside becoming more frequent for her class, she [...]

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4 Active Learning Activities for College Students

While the 10-minute limit on attention span for college students has not been effectively evinced, we do know there is an inverse relationship between the length of lecture and retention of material learned during that time. Additionally, Bradbury suggests that teachers matter more than the teaching format/length of the class. Thus, active learning at all [...]

Teacher’s Perspective: How Elementary Students Actually Respond to Active Classrooms

Teachers often fall along a continuum of integrating movement in their classrooms, ranging from fully comfortable to extremely hesitant, for a variety of reasons. It’s my goal, as a teacher educator, to try to move all pre-service and in-service teachers down the spectrum to the “fully comfortable” side. As part of a university class that [...]

4 Types of Classroom Spaces

Creating different spaces in your classroom is a great way for students to unwind and collect their emotions throughout the day. Calming corners, mindfulness zones, and sensory spaces are just a few ideas to get you started. Use this article to create a space that will work for you, your classroom, and students. Here are [...]

Incorporating Students with Special Needs into Movement Breaks

All students are special in their own ways. Some have more difficulty listening and following directions while others may struggle to move their bodies the way they want to. When you give your class the chance to move, it’s important to make activity as accessible to all students to the best extent possible. Often, it [...]

Activity Breaks that Encourage Social-Emotional Learning

Hopefully you’re in the groove of the school year and have experienced success implementing physical activity breaks for your students. If not, now’s a great time to begin! It’s also a good time to focus on the mental health of our students. One way to address this is through different movement or activity breaks that incorporate aspects [...]

6 Halloween-Themed Yoga Poses for Students

There are many benefits to yoga such as improving self-awareness and boosts attitude, has a positive impact on mental health, and is an easy way to get your students moving. Little to no equipment is needed for this fun activity. We recommend using yoga mats for comfort and sanitary purposes. In the midst of spooky-season, [...]

Flexible Seating Ideas From Teachers

Flexible seating has taken a backseat during the pandemic since more focus has been placed on remote learning, PPE equipment, and other safety precautions as students head back to the classroom. Since learning loss has been a hot topic, the need for students to be more engaged is greater than ever. Studies have shown that when [...]

Active Seating in a Special Education Classroom

Fidgeting and movement come naturally to all of us, especially to young learners. Instead of suppressing those actions, Staphany Wesely, a special education teacher, says she promotes movement in her class! Continue reading to learn why she added active seating to her classroom and the improvements she’s seen from her students.  Staphany Wesely Tell us a little about yourself! S: I am [...]

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