Make a plan of approval for standing school desks

Now that you know the key benefits for standing school desks, let’s make it happen! We will walk you through step by step on how to approach your school.


 

Step 1:

Ask your child’s teacher their suggestion for approaching Administration on new ideas.


Your teachers are the go to person for partnership. They have spent a lot of time getting to know their superiors, and will have a really good idea of who to talk to, and who will jump on board to advocate for you.
Don’t forget to look into other groups like parent/teacher organizations or your school health advisory committee. There might already be an organization in place to help you.



Step 2:

Educate the teachers on the benefits of standing desks and ask for their support.


Teachers are your biggest advocates. Share the Stand2Learn advantages with them so they can be your cheerleaders and help get standing desks for the school. The more people you empower, the more influence you will have with the school officials.
You might even make some new friends in the process!



Step 3:

Think about involving your student organizations as a leadership development project.


The student organizations are established for this very reason. Let the students help advocate all the benefits standing desks can bring to their school while they build leadership skills!



Step 4:

If possible, support your student organization to create a detailed presentation on standing desks for the Admin.


Empower the students to pull together the presentation, but be there to lead them in the right direction. This is a great opportunity to encourage the students and help prepare them for adulthood.



Step 6:

Set a meeting for you and the student council to present your plan.


The Administration may have authority to decide or you may need to approach the School Board. Your teacher support group should be able to point you in the right direction.



Step 7:

Time to celebrate!


Your team excitedly jumps up and down with high 5’s all around, because it was a yes!!! Your child and their classmates can now enjoy the benefits that standing school desks will bring to their education and health!



Step 8:

Join the Stand2Learn community


Join the Stand2Learn Facebook page and tell us your success story or receive inspiration from other parents to get your child moving. Now that you are an expert at this, why not share your advice with other parents looking to do the same thing?