Flex Seating to Empower 1st Graders (ep. 33)

In this episode, Amber and I share the details from our collaboration on the flexible-seating, learning space redesign that we employed in her 1st-grade classroom in the Spring. The podĀ delves into the specific choices we made with theĀ seating options, the positioning of that furniture, the implementation of that design (and how to acclimate learners to the new space), and most importantly we focus in on how the new layout impacted learning and the students’ ability to voice their individual learning preference for where they learn best. This is an inciteful conversation for anyone looking to add flexible seating to their classroom as it focuses in on best practices for intentional space design and the dialogue necessary to help learners leverage the space for its full potential.