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Sardis Enrichment School uses flexible seating to engage students
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Sardis Enrichment School's Kate Rosales, 9, left, and Ellie Willis, 9, use one of the low tables in Stacy Abbott's class on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, allowing them to sit on the floor. The class uses alternative seating designs because it helps some children perform better and stay more attentive in class. - photo by Scott Rogers
It’s a problem that’s perplexed teachers for years: ants in the pants. Active kids, what some might call fidgety, can have difficulties learning in traditional school settings. Stacy Abbott, a fourth-grade teacher at Sardis Enrichment School, has redesigned her classroom to keep kids in their chairs and engaged in learning.