Instead of forcing students to sit still in class, these 6th graders in Moscow, Idaho now sit on exercise balls.
In stead of sitting still, they can wiggle, wobble and work on their posture.
Hudelson admits he was skeptical at first, but the new seats seem to be working.
“So far, they’re paying attention and participating a lot more in classroom conversations,” says Hudelson.
The principal says a classroom of chairs is about $2,000. The same number of exercise balls costs only $200.
I bet the kids love it. And, anything that gets kids to participate and stay engaged longer is a real coup! Good for you, Moscow, ID!