Research shows that alternative seating, such as the wobble chairs and exercise balls in Mrs. Ivester’s room, has helped students to expend latent energy in a constructive manner, which can positively affect their ability to focus, engage, and learn.
All of the fourth-grade science and STEM classes have benefitted from the use of the new seating, and the students have enjoyed making it a part of their daily routine.
“The students are so excited to have non-traditional classroom seating and always look forward to alternating to new seats weekly. The new arrangements have already proven to be an effective way to keep kids moving and active, while attentively listening and doing work,” said Mrs. Ivester.
Mrs. Ivester would like to thank the Gobles Foundation for its help in making learning an active and exciting activity.