Kids are meant to move! That’s why standing desks in the classroom make sense, encouraging healthy behavior that leads to physical and academic improvements in students.
Problem Today’s sedentary lifestyles are affecting our youth and their classroom performance.
Challenge How do we increase in-class physical activity to help our students’ overall health and performance?
A Solution Transform classrooms into active learning environments with mobile, height-adjustable student desks.
A comment consistently heard in teaching circles is that it’s unreasonable to ask kids to sit and pay attention for six hours a day throughout their school years. With school schedules edging out physical education and recess, one way to reintroduce activity is by integrating it into the general curriculum.
Physical activity in the classroom offers students and teachers new ways to engage the curriculum. With a space that promotes movement, at a personal level children can feel empowered with a sense of physical autonomy, while at the class level, new opportunities arise for group configurations and interaction.
Getting Started To help schools “roll out” an active classroom, we’ve assembled this Start Up Guide. In it you’ll find ideas about how you can use mobile student desks. With Ergotron LearnFit® Standing Desks serving as the vehicle, you can see how to create your own truly dynamic environment that’s just right for your class.
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Learn how your school or district can turn its standing-desk wishes into reality for more active classrooms by accessing grants for K-12 programs. Visit Ergotron’s Resources for Educators to find information to get you started, along with details about the LearnFit student standing desk.
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