El Dorado Teacher Ditches the Chairs, Uses Yoga Balls for Student Seating

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EL DORADO, AR – An El Dorado teacher is using a different kind of teaching method for her student.

The program is called “Fitness Balls For Fit Minds.” Megan Rainwater is using fitness balls at her students’ desks instead of chairs.

The Yocum Elementary School teacher says she discovered the idea after reading studies for new teaching methods. The goal is to help the students with attention span, posture, and over-all physical health.

“Behavior has improved, they pay attention to their work, they love sitting at their desk, you know, we do move around a lot. We can take those breaks where we can bounce around. Their posture is improving which improves their writing, they are more focused, they are happy, which is huge, because a lot of kids don’t necessary like to come to school,” says Megan Rainwater.

Rainwater believes this teaching method helps improve the students over-all health.

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