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SPURRED BY DOT-COMS, SCHOOL FURNITURE IS BECOMING COMFY

THE BOSTON GLOBE, MARCH 20, 2017 WALTHAM — Teachers of another generation may have had little patience for fidgety students. Students were expected to sit with both feet on the floor and hands on top of their desks, while their backs rested often uncomfortably against the wooden backs of their chairs. But don’t expect second-grade […]

Students Bounce Through Class

Nodaway News Leader “St. Gregory’s students in Jamie Casteel’s third grade bounce throughout the class as they sit on stability balls. The stability balls replace normal chairs in Casteel’s classroom as part of a curriculum program and the students seem to enjoy the mobility. She started utilizing the balls five years ago. She had read […]

KINDERGARTNERS BOUNCE THROUGH LESSONS

THE NEWS-MESSENGER, MARCH 7, 2017 CLYDE – The pupils in kindergarten teacher Aubrey Baur’s class usually have a ball — actually, they sit on ball chairs. It is no surprise that the students bounce on the balls, but that does not stop them from working on their assignments and staying on their seats. Baur, a third-year teacher at Clyde […]

REPLACING CHAIRS WITH BALLS HELPS STUDENTS FOCUS.

BANGOR DAILY NEWS, ME.  JUNE 2013. Students at the Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville participated in a pilot project that replaced classroom chairs with stability balls.  Posted June 03, 2013, at 3:23 p.m. Public school students in Aroostook County who sat on stability balls instead of chairs experienced benefits including improved academic performance and […]

PHOENIXVILLE STUDENTS GET A BOUNCE FROM ‘EXERCISE SPHERES’ IN CLASS.

THE MERCURY, PA.  FEB. 2013 By Caroline Sweeney casweeney@pottsmerc.com Tuesday, February 26,2013 Yoga balls are used in Phoenixville Middle School’s sixth-grade writing class rather than chairs. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury) PHOENIXVILLE —   The big yellow spheres in Jim Duey’s sixth-grade writing classroom at Phoenixville Middle School can be seen before you enter the […]

12 DAYS OF GIVING

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & CLINICS, MN.   DEC. 2012 Published on Friday, 14 December 2012 07:00 Written by Allison Balfanz  Read article. Our friends and families gave in ways big, small and surprising in 2012—from donating hundreds of hours, to hosting a birthday party in honor of Children’s, to buying a meaningful item from our Giving […]

WITTFITT STABILITY BALL PROGRAM BENEFITS DR. LEVESQUE FOURTH GRADERS.

FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS, ME.  DEC. 2012 JENNA BEAULIEU 4 December 2012 FRENCHVILLE – Fourth graders at Dr. Levesque Elementary School were able to connect via video teleconferencing to a class at Zippel Elementary School in Presque Isle and participate in a press conference regarding extra funding to analyze survey results and data in connection with a […]