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Flexible Desks Inspire Learning
Daily achievements and breakthrough moments of understanding are the highlights that inspire teachers. What doesn’t inspire? Having to spend valuable time setting up student desks to make that learning possible.
The way teachers arrange their classrooms from the position of the desks to the seat assignments of individual classmates is strategic. With traditional student desks, teachers need to be extra thoughtful about their classroom arrangements because they’re limited in how much—and how often—they can rework their classroom configurations. Bulky desks are too heavy and cumbersome to move. They take up a large amount of space, leaving little room for unique configurations and less opportunity for teachers to work with the classroom space they have to support the best learning outcomes for each student.
Flexible seating with mobile height-adjustable student desks inspires learning with configurations tailored to each lesson plan and each student. These desks easily roll into new formations for large or small group study or individual learning time. If they need individual assistance from the teacher, they can bring their workstation with them to have a comfortable and practical place to take notes.
The options are limitless, giving teachers a chance to exercise their creativity in experimenting with new classroom arrangements for each subject or class. Seated in the best place for each lesson, students have the most conducive environment to support their learning.
Here’s a look at a few basic room layout ideas that can come together in less than one minute:
Flexible student seating goes beyond classroom configurations to enhance learning. The height-adjustable design lets each student choose the most comfortable height for his or her needs and alternate between sitting and standing during the school day. Regular periods of standing, considered low-level physical activity, increases blood circulation, burns more calories, and helps maintain muscle tone and insulin effectiveness.
The flexible positioning also gives students an outlet for their energy. Fidgeting and small movements no longer need to be contained in a stationary desk. Students can stand when they want and rest their feet on the base before sitting down for a rest break. Access to height-adjustable mobile desks reduces distractions in the classroom, supporting greater focus that can lead to academic success and can mean all the difference for kinetic learners.
A vibrant classroom environment looks beyond traditional student desks to offer students flexible sit-stand options that support their well-being and academic needs. Learn more about creating educational spaces that empower students at juststand.org/kids.
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