It’s a fact of life. It’s a fact of teaching. Young children are easily distracted. Recess was one of the first breakthroughs in giving schoolchildren an outlet for energy. More recently, Bouncy Bands were developed by a primary school counselor as an outlet for hyperactivity by allowing students to move their feet discretely and quietly.
The latest breakthrough in classroom management? Flexible classroom seating. Teachers from New Jersey to the New York Island to the Gulf Stream waters are experimenting with using classroom beanbag chairs, bouncy chairs and carpets instead of traditional plastic seating.