Quick multiple choice test.
New research suggests that many students perform better while doing this:
B) Listening to Music
Final Answer? C – Standing. Who woulda thunk?
A 2014 study has discovered that many students learn better while standing as opposed to sitting in typical student school desks. The study observed 374 elementary students for over two years, finding significant positive impacts.
Many teachers already advocate the standing student school desks and firmly believe it’s an essential component of classroom furniture to have. Mary Lee Burbank School in Massachusetts recently made the change from traditional primary school furniture to experimenting with the standing desks.
Teacher Katie Cariety of Mary Lee Burbank reported a few observations from her second grade students. They had comments like, “The standing desks help me to concentrate without even thinking about what others are doing” and “When I get to school in the morning, my brain is tired and not ready for learning yet. When I sit at the standing desk, it wakes up my brain and helps me get ready for thinking.”
While standing student school desks appear to be the answer for teachers, doctors “stand by it” as well. During the study, researchers found students burned far more calories while standing. As recess has always been the go-to answer for students’ exercise, kids simply need more daily physical activity.
While elementary school furniture in particular has molded to this concept, universities have also taken a stand in college furniture. Kimball Office’s sit stand desk “Priority” is sprouting up around campuses nationwide. See colleges who took a stand with Kimball Office.
This trend in educational furniture is one which not only Kimball Office, but other manufacturers of OstermanCron offer in a variety of different styles and options. To us, the idea of creating a generation of healthier, more attentive students is exciting and (no pun intended) simply outstanding.