I have been seeing a lot of questions on social media asking how to implement FLEXIBLE SEATING! Have you been wondering whether to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try in your classroom? Well I’m here to tell you that I tried it last year and I liked it! But I did learn a few things along the way, so here are …
1. What is flexible seating?
Flexible seating is an alternative approach to seating in the traditional classroom. It basically means that your students have different options when it comes to seating. No more conventional rows of desks or even tables. Flexible seating gives students the opportunity to station themselves in a place where they work the best. Maybe that’s sitting with a group of people….maybe it’s sitting alone. Maybe it’s sitting at a traditional desk….maybe it’s sitting on the floor or a wobble stool. That’s the thing about flexible seating – sometimes referred to as alternative seating – it’s ever changing.