Flexible Seating Classroom Aims To Prepare Kids For The Future
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Flexible Seating Classroom Aims To Prepare Kids For The Future


FT.2 BUILDING WITH A WARMING HUT. THE IMPROVEMENTS WILL NOT ADD ANY EXTRA COST TO THE CITY. YOU ARE IN CHARGE. Reporter: KIDS IN CHARGE OF THEIR OWN CLASSROOM? NOT EXACTLY. THURSDAY IS FILLED WITH CHOICES NOT TYPICALLY FOUND IN YOUR SCHOOL. THIS IS BEING SEEN NATIONWIDE. HOW IS ONE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT HITTING KIDS READY FOR THE REAL WORLD? WE ARE GETTING ANSWERS. Reporter: IF I SAY THE WORD CLASSROOM, YOU PICTURE SOMETHING LIKE THIS OR MAYBE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. THE DESKS ARE LINED UP IN NEAT LITTLE ROWS. AS THE BELL SOUNDS THAT CLASSROOM STYLE TAKES A BACKSEAT TO THIS. THIS WELL BEHAVED CLASSES TAKING PART IN WHAT IS CALLED, FLEXIBLE SEATING THEY CAN CHOOSE TO SIT ON DIFFERENT ITEMS. THEY COULD SIT WHEREVER THEY WANT. THE TEACHER WORKS THE ROOM CONSTANTLY. I WILL GRAB YOU A STYLIST AND YOU COULD GET GOING. LOOK AT ME AS I WRITE ON THE CHALKBOARD. GIVEN THE CHOICE, AND ALLOWING THEM TO PICK WHERE THEY SIT ALLOWS THEM TO TAKE OWNERSHIP IN THE CLASSROOM. MOST TIMES, WILL GIVE YOU MORE OF AN EFFORT. Reporter: HE IS PAYING A VISIT TO THE CLASS AND HE AGREES PICK YOU LOOK AT A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM, THE ROWS ARE FACING THE FRONT OF THE ROOM, A LOT OF RESEARCH NOW SAYS THAT THAT IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO ENGAGE KIDS. ESPECIALLY THIS GENERATION. A GENERATION CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE, BY ALLOWING THIS TO HAVE A SENSE OF FREEDOM MAKES SENSE. IT ALLOWS THEM TO GIVING THEM THAT ENERGY WITHOUT BEING DISRUPTIVE TO THE CLASS. THIS NEW CLASSROOM SET UP ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO TAKE CONTROL, TEACHING AND SMALL GROUPS. THEY COME UP WITH ANSWERS TOGETHER. JUST LIKE WHAT ADULTS WOULD DO THIS CLASSROOM GETS KIDS READY FOR THE REAL WORLD. IT ALLOWS THEM TO BE CRITICAL AND ALLOWS THEM TO WORK TOGETHER, TALK TOGETHER, AND SHARE INFORMATION. MORE CLASSROOMS ARE FILLING THEIR LEAD AND IF YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT ANY PUSHBACK FROM PARENTS ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLE THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY BECAUSE THE RESULTS HAVE

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