Creating Some Wiggle Room

Creating Some Wiggle Room

To accommodate students’ comfort and varied learning styles, schools may provide alternative types of seating.

Classrooms with rigid seats recall an era when teachers held court in front of rows of submissive students. Obedience took precedence over comprehension—as long as a student was sitting up straight, it didn’t necessarily matter if he or she was learning the lesson being taught.

And it wasn’t unheard of for a posture-makes-perfect teacher to help bring about an upright sitting position by putting a yardstick down the back of a student’s shirt. 

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