6 Problems with Flexible Seating in the Classroom - Clutter-Free Classroom In education there will always be trends and Pinterest certainly fuels that. The latest obsession with teachers everywhere is “flexible seating in the classroom.” But, is an alternative seating classroom best for every student or teacher? Flexible seating success completely depends on how strong the teacher’s classroom management skills are, the flexible seating design, and how it is presented, implemented and maintained. I don’t want to be the buzzkill on the buzzword, but there are some issues that need to be discussed. This blog post will provide food for thought for teachers who are using or considering using flexible seating in their classrooms.
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The Pros and Cons of Flexible Seating - Sharing Kindergarten Lets talk about the pros and cons of flexible seating. Flexible seating can look like a fun but the real question should really be “Is flexible seating the right environment for my classroom?” There are pros and cons of flexible seating for every teacher so you really have to examine your classroom, your students, and your students’ needs to decide if flexible seating is the classroom environment for you. My journey into flexible seating. Let me start by saying I am not an expert of flexible seating.
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Is Flexible Seating Overrated? One Teacher's Story I was optimistic. I scoured the research, pinned all the cutest ideas, got the buy-in from students and administrators, gathered some new gadgets, and then, one courageous day, we launched it: FLEXIBLE SEATING. It was a glorious day—one that I bragged about to all my colleagues. Students sat in their preferred areas, using clipboards and iPads instead of being limited to a traditional desk. They collaborated at small group tables and all of my squirrelly learners were suddenly productive and at peace. It was a fifth-grade teacher’s dream…for a week. Eternal inflation Eternal inflation is predicted by many different models of cosmic inflation. MIT professor Alan H. Guth proposed an inflation model involving a "false vacuum" phase with positive vacuum energy.
Top 10 Benefits of a Flexible-Seating Classroom - Two, four, six, eight, what do we appreciate? A good listicle! Especially when evaluating an educational trend, like the shift to flexible seating in K-12 classrooms. Spacetime In non-relativistic classical mechanics, the use of Euclidean space instead of spacetime is appropriate, as time is treated as universal and constant, being independent of the state of motion of an observer.[disambiguation needed] In relativistic contexts, time cannot be separated from the three dimensions of space, because the observed rate at which time passes for an object depends on the object's velocity relative to the observer and also on the strength of gravitational fields, which can slow the passage of time for an object as seen by an observer outside the field. Until the beginning of the 20th century, time was believed to be independent of motion, progressing at a fixed rate in all reference frames; however, later experiments revealed that time slows at higher speeds of the reference frame relative to another reference frame. Such slowing, called time dilation, is explained in special relativity theory.
Farewell Desks, Here Come the 'Starbucks Classrooms' While many iconic features of traditional classrooms have been sidelined over the past decade – less blackboards, more whiteboards, bulky textbooks supplanted by laptops or iPads – the classroom desk has shown real staying power. And why not? There is something orderly, functional and maybe even comforting about students sitting behind rows and rows of desks all facing the teacher. And for new educators especially, messing with the classroom furniture could invite additional classroom misbehaviors – not exactly a priority item on their to-do list during the first week of school. When Kayla Delzer, a 3rd grade teacher in Mapleton, North Dakota, began her teaching career nine years ago, she may not have been quite ready to “ditch the desk,” but she had plans for them.
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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the 21st-Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks. I was working on my TEDx presentation at my local Starbucks and, looking around, I realized that everyone seemed to be happy, engaged in their work, and relaxed. String theory landscape The string theory landscape refers to the huge number of possible false vacua in string theory. The large number of theoretically allowed configurations has prompted suggestions that certain physical mysteries, particularly relating to the fine-tuning of constants like the cosmological constant or the Higgs boson mass, may be explained not by a physical mechanism but by assuming that many different vacua are physically realized. The anthropic landscape thus refers to the collection of those portions of the landscape that are suitable for supporting intelligent life, an application of the anthropic principle that selects a subset of the otherwise possible configurations. Anthropic principle Bayesian probability Some physicists, starting with Weinberg, have proposed that Bayesian probability can be used to compute probability distributions for fundamental physical parameters, where the probability