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Alternative seating helps kids be kids

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All kids have the wiggles even when they are trying to sit still. Instead of fighting that tendency, Priscilla Rose, fourth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School, is making peace with it.
A visit to her classroom reveals student desks and chairs, but something else as well — alternative seating. “Alternative or flexible seating is not the traditional classroom chair,” Rose said. “Alternative seating is using other seat choices that are best for the students.
“We as adults can relate. How many times does sitting in a boring old chair just pain you,” she asked.
Rose has outfitted her room with eight ...

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