STAND2LEARN™ BLOG & RESOURCES
Knowing that healthy habits are easier when they’re developed early on, VARIDESK® Education is committed to creating active education spaces that promote movement and collaboration and combat sedentary behavior in K-12 classrooms with our Stand2Learn™ product line. Browse through our resources page to learn more about the benefits of standing and the academic research our student standing desks were based on and read up on the latest trends, grant options and more on our blog.
A HEALTH FOCUSED DESK, HELPING YOU FOCUS
With student standing desks, classrooms now have a choice to stand while improving mentally and physically.
Enhanced Health & BMIOur research shows a 17-35% increase in calorie burn rates & a 5% decrease in BMI percentile over traditional desks. This improvement to healthy weight leads to increased confidence & self-esteem, directly tied to attendance rates.
Improved AcademicsOur research confirms improving test scores by 3-5% when using a stand-up desk are directly tied to increased engagement, healthier weight, & improved self-esteem. The benefits of standing desks branch into all aspects of life.
Increased EngagementWhy does a Stand-Up desk lead to 7-9 more minutes per hour increase in engagement? Standing empowers the student, leads to eye to eye contact with the teacher & reduces requests to leave the room simply to be able to move & stretch their legs.
Better ManagementStand-Up desks offer fewer classroom distractions, reduce behavioral disturbances, and improve overall collaboration. No more constant interruptions from fidgeting students requesting bathroom breaks just to get their blood flowing.
WE ARE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST STUDENT STANDING DESKS
VARIDESK Education IS ABOUT MINDFUL MOVEMENT
As the leader in the shift toward a healthy lifestyle change at schools & classrooms, VARIDESK Education is changing lives by putting students and teachers in control. We offer research-based ergonomic stand-up desk solutions that encourage mindful movement while standing. Users of our classroom standing desks and ergonomic footrests experience increased caloric burn, increased focus, and increased attentiveness.
RESEARCH-BACKED STANDING DESKS
Dr. Mark Benden's research has spanned the globe since his 2008 start of Stand2Learn in College Station, Texas. From speaking engagements in Scotland to visiting researchers and ergonomic students from Japan and Australia, his research on stand-up desks is a global inspiration to improving health for children and adults.
- Ms. Lucio, 1st Grade Teacher" />
THE MOST ACTIVE STUDENTS PRODUCE MORE WORK WHILE STANDING.
"I am very pleased to report that I have completely fallen in love with the stand-up desks... Overall, I am very pleased with the student standing desks and I would hope more teachers would be able to participate next year."
- Central Texas Professor " />
STUDENTS RACE TO CLASS TO CLAIM THE STANDING DESKS!
"My graduate students race to class early to reserve their stand-up desks since we currently only have the last two rows in stand-up desks and the remainder in the traditional lecture style tables and chairs."
- Ms. Parker, 1st Grade Teacher" />
12 OUT OF 17 STAND UP FOR THE MAJORITY OF THEIR DAY
"I love them! I think they are great. Specifically, they are wonderful for my kids who have attention and focus problems because they are trying to control their legs at the same time they do their work so this has really been beneficial. I think the kids really like them too. So far 6/17 of my students have gotten rid of their stools altogether. I would say that 12/17 stand up for the majority of their day. It is really interesting because when we had the standard desks my kids wanted to be up out of their seats most of the time anyway. We learn in teaching to give breaks that have students standing, stretching, etc. to get more oxygen flowing to the brain. Thank you so much!"
- Mrs. Behling, 2nd Grade Teacher" />
THE FURNITURE IS VERY DURABLE
"The furniture is very durable and it makes the classroom look neat, and the children do not have to turn their stools around to face me compared to using chairs. I favor using the stand-biased desks and want to keep them and cannot see myself ever using traditional desks again."
- Indiana Public School Superintendent " />
FINALLY AN ANSWER TO TECHNOLOGY INDUCED INACTIVITY!
"Finally, an answer to technology induced inactivity! No more debating whether to have more physical activity or more instruction time – how about more physical activity during instruction time!"
- Southwest Texas Principal" />
MORE FOCUS + BETTER BEHAVIOR = HAPPIER TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!
“ More focus + better behavior = happier teachers and students! What is the downside??? ”
- Mrs. Hedge, 1st Grade Teacher" />
I NEVER WANT TO GIVE THIS FURNITURE BACK!
"The majority of the children do not even use the stools anymore. I never want to give this furniture back!"