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!

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 [...]

How Can Active Seating Play a Role in Helping Struggling Learners?

Active seating can have a huge impact on struggling learners. Most of the time students are expected to sit in traditional seats and often you hear a teacher ask students to sit still as they wiggle in their seats. They are wiggling because they need movement to learn their best. We are expecting that all [...]

By |2021-05-04T19:03:09+00:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

ABCs of Classroom Physical Activity

Don’t let the social and physical distancing protocols stop you from allowing your students to engage in classroom physical activity! If there’s anything we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that youth and adults alike need to move and get fresh air. I’m sharing some simple ABCs for integrating physical activity in your classroom with appropriate [...]

3 Steps to Creating an Outdoor Learning Space

Nature restores students' attention, relieves stress, and can make students more engaged! Use these 3 steps to create your own outdoor learning space for your class. 1. Plan Your Space  The first step to creating your outdoor learning space is to plan where your space is going to be. The great thing about bringing your classroom outdoors [...]

3 People to Ask About Federal Funding for Your Active Classroom

As you take in information pertaining to the Education Stabilization Fund, it seems to get more and more confusing. Between all of the federal funding available it can be hard to determine if the funding is meant for you or not. Let’s equip you with information to succeed and get you in touch with resources that [...]

By |2021-10-20T17:36:39+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Funding Resources|0 Comments

Remote Learning and the Negative Impact on Student Posture

As students are returning more and more to classrooms around the country, I am reading post after post talking about how hard it is to get students re-engaged in the structure of class. They are excited to see friends again, not be staring at a screen, and to be outside their house. And with these [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:49:43+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

The Role of Active Seating From Students’ & Teachers’ Perspective

It can be a hard adjustment for students going back to the classroom after distanced learning for so long, especially if your classroom is set up for sedentariness. Have you ever wondered what your students thought and felt about their learning environment? Angela Stark, a Health and PE teacher, asked her students how they’re feeling about [...]

By |2021-03-26T15:11:01+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments
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