Conneaut School District
Whoever said students sit still, don’t move, don’t wiggle, would face an avalanche of voices to the contrary should they visit Conneaut Valley Elementary School these days.
Having run across a video on the web of a different mind set of how a school in Alaska addressed student needs, CVE guidance Counselor Danielle Varner, working with CVE principal Adam Jardina - an idea that the teaching staff has now embraced - has students standing up at desks that have been made higher by adding, we will call them lifts, by adding swing bars at foot level under the desk tops, allowing students to sit on big rubber balls, instead of chairs, and moving desks around to accommodate the new setup, students have improved their behaviors [less discipline issues] and more attention being paid to studies.
Varner and Jardina told members of the Conneaut School Board when the directors met in work session Wednesday evening, the rigid requirement of the past of just sitting at desks is a thing of the past.
Allowing the student to have the freedom to stand at desks, to swing their feet on the swinging foot bars, to sit on the exercise type rubber balls, is actually a plus for students and does not disrupt the classes or learning, Varner said..
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