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  Sunday, November 10, 2019

Flexible Seating

By Francis Carlier

Keeping up with the most effective teaching practices to promote learning is a priority for teachers at SDFAS.  One such method is flexible seating. It helps students gain learning autonomy, stay focused for long periods of time and work effectively.

Flexible seating fonctions in two phases.

It begins in a classic frontal instruction style. Teachers ask students to be attentive during short lessons and/or the presentation of instructions.

In phase two, the students are invited to put into practice what has been taught. They will settle down to work where they are most comfortable. Students have the choice to sit anywhere within the classroom empowering them and giving them some control over their environment within the established frame.

The ability to move about makes time in class more enjoyable for everyone.

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Kim Goodwin says:

Can this please be expanded to other grades?

Francis Carlier says:

Hello Kim
Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is expanded to other grades. Are you thinking of a specific grade where they don´t?


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