Students in Christie Schuhert’s, Catherine Schaffer’s and Melissa Masse’s TJW classes have replaced the traditional seating arrangement with flexible learning seating options.
The new seating options gives students numerous opportunities to work together in collaborative and exciting ways. It also reduces the duration of sedentary periods of time, which research has shown can be detrimental to health. Flexible seating gives students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and helps them to work collaboratively, communicate and engage in critical thinking.
Students can choose a camp-style chair, a stool, a bean bag, as well as other seating options, allowing them to continue learning but changing the where and the how they sit to do that learning.