the Ball Chair
This chair is a core-workout challenge! Students are challenged to use their core muslces to balance on this chair as they complete their work. These allow students to move quietly and minimally should they require constant movement to focus. However, students who enjoy a quiet environment are also best suited through the integration of these seats in the classroom as they promote quiet movement rather than disrupting instruction. These can be ordered on Amazon!
THe Pedal Desk or the Cycle Seat
Another interesting solution for students who can't sit still. The Pedal desk allows students to pedal as if they are riding a bicycle as they are working. These are designed to allow quiet movement to minimize distractions for the rest of the class. Kidsfit is one retailer of these desks.
White Board Tables
We are all working to best integrate the engineering design process, but how do we truly embrace brainstorming? Equip students with white board tables and allow students to brainstorm with expo markers directly on their desks! Not only will this promote the brainstorming process and encourage collaboration, but it will prevent students from permanently damaging desks by writing on them when they shouldn't be. There are a number of white board desks available for sale. Here is one example.