INDIVIDUAL WORK STATIONS
The classroom physical set-up generally meets the needs of most students. However, our Tier 2 & 3 students are easily distracted and benefit from having an area that is away from others where it is easier for them to focus and concentrate. Setting up a few individual workstations within classrooms is an asset for students who need to be more secluded, or who need to move when working. This also helps to reduce distractions for other students and helps them remain focussed. For students who have a greater need to move, considering alternate seating options and different types of workstations is also beneficial. This section will share such intervention suggestions, however if there are ongoing struggles in this area a consultation with an Occupational Therapist is recommended.
Tier 1 Intervention
Tiers 2&3 Intervention
Maximizing your Room
EDITORIAL: 25 of the Best Flexible Seating Options for Today’s Classroom
We Are Teachers
Once upon a time, classroom seating was so inflexible that desks and chairs were literally bolted to the floor. These days, though, flexible seating options have become game changers for teachers and students.
“There’s a lot of research showing a correlation between the subtle movements that flexible seating allows and an increase in student focus and engagement,” says Joe Russell, principal at Washington Elementary School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. “It makes classrooms more accessible for students, increases student engagement, and opens the room to a variety of learning styles.”