Check your posture right now: How are you sitting? Are you slouched over or tapping your leg?
Alternative Seating Options
Cool Postural Adaptations
Chanda has been a physical therapist for the past 6 years. She is in her 5th year working in the public school system in pediatrics and still. She blogs over at Pink Oatmeal about motor development, ways to get kids moving at home and in school, and her life as a mom and pediatric physical therapist. Her Teachers Pay Teachers store, Pink Oatmeal – Movement For The Classroom, focuses on getting kids moving in the classroom with a variety of brain breaks and different ways to incorporate movement into the day to making learning fun and active! She loves shopping, blogging, redoing rooms in her home (over and over), and trying to make her garden grow.
Roasted Chickpeas says
"This may mean having a morning meeting in one area of the room, allowing students to work in groups in another area, and instruction in another area." – I sure wish the architects would take this into consideration. My room is pretty much wall to wall desks. I can barely fit a tiny group table.
Hi Chanda — I'm a media specialist who teaches K-6 in the library. We have large wooden chairs at tables and at computers. The little ones sit at each for no more than 20 min. per visit. My struggle has been to get them to sit on their bottoms at the tables so they don't tip their chairs or put their feet through the back when they sit on their knees, which occasionally they do. Since i can't change the furniture, what's your recommendation for the best way to sit.?
TheElementary MathManiac says
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Marcia Newcombe says
Hi – I am a PT in a school and have some students who frequently sit w/ a significant posterior pelvic tilt. Besides alternate seating (like using a wedge), what are some exercises I can have them do to work on their pelvic muscles. (They are ~5 to 6 years old). Thanks for any suggestions!
Joann Holler says
I Think so too a proper posture might help a student in performing best at studying