Stand-up desks have a variety of long lasting health benefits including burning more daily calories, boosting focus and productivity, improving posture and overall information retention, keeping the body and mind awake and reducing risk of heart problems. Aside from promoting health, stand-up desks save space and might just encourage more creativity. It is worth trying out with all these considerations. If you would like to try one though, you must think about which one will work best for you. Here are some things to think about while shopping for your stand up desk.
Spring break may sound like an odd time to redecorate your classroom, but it is actually a great time. The prices are lower because of the discounts on last fall’s furniture and students can give their feedback after they come back to class. In a sense, you get a test run on your decorating decisions before next year. The question is how to decorate and what to consider when doing so. Here are some tips.
What comes up, must go down. Gravity.
You may have learned that back in middle school science class, and perhaps now you’ve found yourself teaching gravity to your own classroom full of science students.
Stand-up desks seem to be falling under the old phrase of “everything old is new again.”
You can also say that about newly developed designs for office cubicles that were initially invented over 80 years ago. But stand-up desks go back even further when you consider that everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Ernest Hemingway reportedly used a stand-up desk for more inspired work time.
Can it truly create a spark in productivity, or should there be a stand-up and sitting desk hybrid?