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Active and Flexible Seating

Mitigate Learning Loss with Active Classrooms

“Learning loss” has become an important topic for schools in the United States due to students having to learn from home during the pandemic. To address this issue, federal funding has been given to K-12 schools. This funding is to be spent on resources that help combat learning loss, encourage safety, and more. Here’s what you need to know about learning loss, including [...]

“From Where I Sit”

As many schools are beginning to reopen to in-person learning, the discussion is happening that we need to minimize movement and transitions for our students. It is understandable, however, more than ever our students need to move for physical, mental and emotional health.  From where I sit, as educators we can be creative in how kids move and [...]

Breaking Down ESSER Funds

Important Abbreviations  ESSER Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CRRSA Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations SEA State Education Agency LEA Local Education Agency ESF Education Stabilization Fund  Timeline  March 27, 2020: The CARES Act was signed into law, which included $13.2 billion for the ESSER Fund. December 27, 2020: The CRRSA Act was signed into law, which included an additional $54.3 billion [...]

How to Incorporate Active Learning at Home

Since Thanksgiving Break, our kindergartner has been distance learning. And, while we are headed back to a more normal elementary school experience in Minnesota, we still have had to make adjustments to our home and to our daughter’s learning space to provide her with the best opportunity to be successful in school. The added challenge as a parent now working from [...]

By |2021-02-02T19:18:06+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, At-Home Activities & Resources, Teaching|0 Comments

5 Great Additions to the 2021 Classroom

The 2020-21 school year has presented some unreal challenges for educators and administrators around the world. No surprise to me, the challenges were met with the ingenuity that makes our classrooms so amazing. With some hope on the horizon for this coming spring and next fall, the focus will shift to ensuring students transition back [...]

By |2020-12-21T21:29:14+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

The Benefits of Active Seating

The active seating demands in classrooms continue to rise and yet, I have a lot of people who make purchasing decisions continue to ask, “what makes an active seat better for you than a traditional chair?” Here are a few facts as to the benefits of active seating. Increases Blood Flow to the Brain Utilizing [...]

By |2020-10-30T13:05:41+00:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

Active Seating Solutions when Active Seating isn’t an Option

Flexible seating is one of the many educational tools that has taken a back seat this school year. Sanitation and safety have become very important in classrooms and are a top priority for teachers, administrators, and staff. With this shift, many schools have removed flexible seating from classrooms because the seats aren’t easily sanitized or [...]

By |2020-10-07T15:36:31+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

Must Have Tools to Safeguard Your Classroom

Students and staff are heading back to school this fall with a new set of guidelines. These guidelines might look different from district to district, but they all have the same end goal – keeping students and staff safe and healthy during a global pandemic. Use these tools to simplify transitioning your classroom into a [...]

By |2020-08-12T18:24:49+00:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating, Active Classroom Management|0 Comments

It’s About More Than Space

While we dive head-first back into classrooms this summer and fall, we are spending a lot of time talking about distance between students’ spaces in their classrooms. Our focus on safety is so important and our educational leaders have a task on their plate that I do not envy. However, while I value this conversation [...]

By |2020-08-07T16:02:43+00:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

5 Quick Additions to Tackle Fidgets

With students being asked to spend more time at their desk in order to provide adequate physical distancing, that might mean cutting PE class or recess time out of their day. This leaves little to no time for movement, which can have a negative impact on students’ behavior and grades. Here are five simple additions [...]

By |2020-08-10T17:34:56+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments