I've been thinking about this a lot as I'm subbing... One of my biggest pet peeves is when kids lean back or rock in their chairs. It drives me NUTS because the chairs almost always creak and the kids usually aren't listening to instruction if they're leaning. I know the biggest reason for this is that they just need to MOVE, but it's also very distracting to have them leaning or constantly moving in their seats. There's a charter school near me that has a different system -- the classes have a few tables and chairs, but they also have pillows and cushions and clipboards for the kids. Students can choose whether they sit at a table or on the floor. At first I thought this was ridiculous, because where would they keep their stuff? But after a few months of subbing... it's starting to sound more and more appealing. Does anyone here have a school that does something like this? Is this even doable in a public school (a few tables and then kids can sit where they're most comfortable, even if it's on the floor with a clipboard)?