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Mobility & Flexibility

Overview

Multiple tables and chairs on wheels allow for setting up the classroom to support the desired learning outcomes of each activity. Having the mobility and flexibility to change the arrangement of furniture in the learning space also promotes student choice.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how various seating arrangements can be an asset for differentiating instruction. Summit Prep School uses different seating configurations for independent work, collaborative work, mini lessons, and large-group discussions. Having the choice of how and where they sit in the classroom encourages students' deeper focus and learning.

  • Having a variety of classroom seating helps students become more aware of the types of environments they learn best in. Giving students choice in where and how they sit and/or stand empowers them to take responsibility for their learning and builds Self-regulation skills. Being comfortable moving furniture to adapt to the current learning needs in the classroom also positively impacts student Emotion and engagement.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how flexible, mobile furniture, from vendors such as KI Engaged Learning, promotes student engagement. By having a variety of tables, desks, and chairs with elements of mobility, students and teachers can easily reconfigure the learning space to support different types of instruction.

  • Designing interfaces with flexible functionalities allows teachers and students to personalize and restructure the learning environment, which supports increased student choice and Attention.