ALPHABETTER STAND-UP DESK
TAKING TODAY’S CLASSROOMS TO NEW HEIGHTS
Creating a Better Classroom
The AlphaBetter Stand-Up Desk is making the news around the globe with its unique ability to get students standing and moving while in class.
For many students everyday classroom life involves trying to sit still, taking focus away from learning. With the AlphaBetter Desk, students are able to stand up during the school day and move without being a distraction to their classmates or teachers, while also potentially improving their concentration.
Giving students the chance to move while they work on projects, papers and even taking a test has many advantages. Studies have shown that moving may help increase academic abilities, facilitate learning and that fidgeting may help burn extra calories. The patented Swinging Pendulum™ Footrest Bar (fidget bar) can enable students to keep moving while redirecting fidgeting behaviour, expending energy and helping students focus on classroom activities.
FALLING ASLEEP IN HISTORY CLASS IS HISTORY
In conventional classrooms, all teachers can do to aid their students is to ask them to “sit up straight and pay attention.” With the AlphaBetter Desk, students have the option to sit, stand or alternate between the two, as well as the opportunity to use the swinging footrest/fidget bar to redirect fidgeting behaviour, and expend energy. In AlphaBetter classrooms, students receive the postural support they need to focus on instruction so teachers can teach with fewer interruptions.
Studies conducted by the National Education Association (US) show that the brain operates best when the body is attentive and engaged. There is a direct correlation between student performance, ergonomics and physical activity. Active learning is better learning, and featuring ergonomically sound furniture in the classroom is essential, especially today with all of the added time students spend in sedentary positions.
As you can see, students have a tendency to sit for large periods of time throughout the day which doesn’t help fight the battle against childhood obesity. Using a standing or sit-stand desk could be the answer. It’s a great way to increase their physical activity along with their caloric expenditure.
Standing may help prevent orthopaedic degradation & dysfunction including back and neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction and knee & hip disorders. Teachers may also see ergonomic benefits because they do not need to bend at the waist to work with their students.
SIT OR STAND?