Standing Desks in US Schools Answered
A few schools in Minnesota are experimenting with standing desks in schools. Instead of the typical cramped desk that kids fidget at, these desks are much higher so that kids stand while using them. There's also a swinging footrest to put one foot.
The advantages touted are:
- More activity for kids, making them more attentive, less fidgety, and more awake
- Teachers don't have to bend way down to help students
Right now it's all an experiment with the kids being studied to see how well they respond to it. To be honest, I'm curious about trying this out as well. Eric uses a stand-up desk at home, but I'd be willing to experiment with a stand-up desk for all-day use. Has anyone else tried this?