Great question! In Park Brook classrooms, students sit on stability balls and stools that wobble instead of traditional chairs. They might look like fun (and they can be!), but they also increase focus.
Dr. John Ratey, a professor at Harvard University, has both researched and successfully implemented fitness programs in schools. He found that classroom focus increases by an average of 10% when students sit on kinesthetic seats that require them to use their core muscles. This quickly became a key part of Park Brook's Focus on Fitness, and students have now been using kinesthetic seating for eight school years!