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High Top Seating Makes Classroom More Engaging

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One of the challenges of teaching in a nearly 70-year-old building is making the learning environment as engaging as possible. In recent years, teachers at East Grand Rapids High School have relied on the Foundation for numerous grants to help make their classrooms more conducive to learning. 

This spring, English teachers Jamie Stevenson, Thomas Kawel, Janet Tombre, and John Noreen applied for a grant to add high-top chairs to their classrooms.

“We are excited to be able to offer our students options in the classroom with the addition of flexible seating,” Stevenson says. “These new high-top chairs will ensure that the learning space within our classrooms promotes collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Additionally, they will allow us to be more inclusive as we know that one size does not fit all when it comes to providing a comfortable and effective place for students to learn.”