How you arrange your seating can be an asset for differentiating instruction. Proponents of flexible seating claim that flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.
Education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom. The outdoor environment encourages skills such as enhanced personal and social communication skills, increased physical health, problem solving and critical thinking skills, enhanced sensory and aesthetic awareness, negotiating risk, the ability to assert personal control and increased sensitivity to one’s own well-being. All of which are important for child development.