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Active and Flexible Seating

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 ARPAAmerican Rescue Plan ActSEA 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 [...]

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

5 Active Seats to Help with Physical Distancing

As schools work to re-open this fall, adjustments are being made to ensure health and safety of our students. While the focus lies heavily on sanitation sprays, hand sanitizer, and other cleaning solutions, here are a few furniture solutions that can enhance classroom learning while still promoting physical distancing. Why is having active seating options [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:11:37+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments

How Active Seating Reshaped My Classroom and My Students’ Learning Abilities

As I began my second year of teaching, I realized that I wanted to change my classroom in a pretty drastic way. Throughout college, I read many articles about flexible seating and how it can positively impact student behavior and achievement. I began brainstorming about ways that I could implement similar changes to my classroom [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:20:17+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Active and Flexible Seating|0 Comments