Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Comfortable Chairs

Do you think school chairs are uncomfortable?

This student rocked, rocked, rocked until his chair felt just right:
Bending the chair this much only took him two days.

His teachers think that he might be comfortable in a chair that has no back at all.  We've got some donated shower chairs in our storage trailer that might be worth a try, as long as they are very stable.  They certainly won't withstand much rocking.

At the same school a teacher for students with emotional disabilities received funding for a trial with these ball "chairs:"

Her students know that if they bounce on the chairs they'll lose their turn.  However, wiggling is okay.  With only two of these in the room everyone who wants to use one has to share.  During yesterday's college cooking activity two students sat on their ball chairs as they prepped the food and everyone was stable and attentive.  Cool.

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