Insights for Fifth and Sixth Grade Classrooms
- Elevate student tables and seating to encourage alternating sit, stand and perch postures during the day to increase activity levels, student engagement and ultimately academic performance, while supporting the multiple activities occurring in upper elementary classes.
- Place students at group tables instead of in traditional row and column layouts to increase student connections.
- Consider stools featuring active seat mechanisms for all students. The resulting movement makes fidgeting productive, non-disruptive, and nondiscriminatory.
- Because students are classroom bound in many cases, provide breakout areas with alternative seating.