Back to School Standing Desks
Back-to-school season is fast-approaching, and as summer transitions into fall, there’s one thing we can all agree on (no matter what time of year it is): Kids are meant to move!
As the endless summer comes to an end, fidgeting will prove to be a big problem in many classrooms. Most teachers find it unreasonable to expect students to sit and pay attention for hours without more movement throughout the day. What’s more, schools have lessened recess hours and physical education, making classrooms potentially more disruptive and unhealthy for all.
The sedentary lifestyle doesn’t only affect those at the office – students and their academic performance are also feeling the adverse effects.
Did You Know?
But we’ve got good news! Standing desks in classrooms can reduce prolonged sitting.
Doing so could decrease the inactivity linked to a range of health problems, including obesity and diabetes. And maintaining physical activity—such as standing in the classroom—results in greater student attention. Teachers, who are always on their feet between classrooms and meetings, also reap the benefits of sit-stand desks with more energy and focus to do what they do best.
MultiTable recently appeared on a ABC15 Morning News to talk about how standing desks are an effective way to reintroduce activity into the school day. Flexibility and affordability are deal breakers for the classroom we’ve come to understand, and the MultiTable FlexTable offers all this and more.
The FlexTable is an affordable standing desk that can be ordered with an electric up-down switch or a hand crank. It offers an impressive height adjustment and is made from quality-grade aluminum and steel components that can support standard desk tops ranging from 40” to 72”wide. It offers simple, quick height adjustment, allowing students to easily organize into groups for activities, creating a more dynamic classroom environment.