UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW: The open design provides clear view of the entire classroom.
BIOMIMETIC LEG DESIGN: Open design which aligns with student posture provides all-day comfort
ADJUSTABLE GLIDES: 2” of glide adjustment allow for easy leveling and a range of heights for each model
DURABLE CONTOURED TOP: Soft rubber edge trim for comfort and available in multiple colors and finishes.
STUDENT-CENTRIC DESIGN: Gentle contours on the edges and rounded corners coupled with the 16 & 18 gs. steel frame ensures safety and comfort for all users.
DUAL LEVEL FOOTREST: The footrest is the key to standing comfort. Our patented design utilizes multiple depths and two heights to support the users feet while sitting and standing. The chrome plating ensures lasting durability and easy maintenance.
SPECIFICATIONS: Stand2Learn desks are made out of durable materials (steel & HDPE) designed to last a lifetime and is easy to assemble.
Student: 3rd – 5th Grade
Description: Black Frame, Student Heights 54-62.5″
Desk Height: 32″-34″
Top Size: 20” x 42”
Footrest Height: 5″ x 9"
Weight: 95 lbs.
Option: Bookbox - 24" x 48"; black only (pictured in blue)
Health – The use of Stand-Biased desks has been shown to improve blood flow, and increase calorie expenditure. These subtle changes gained from postural improvements in stand-biased classrooms are more suited for young, developing bodies than traditional seated stations.
Recent research into sedentary behaviors have indicated health outcomes beyond calorie expenditure for reducing seated time, including improved metabolic profiles, improvements in high-density lipoprotein production, lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity, and blood glucose control. In addition to these findings, we have input that standing muscle activity causes isometric contraction of postural muscles which produce electromyographic and skeletal muscle LPL changes resulting in additional biomarkers for health benefits.
Research showed that the children in stand-biased desks maintained better postures and were more comfortable throughout the day than their seated peers.
Productivity – The old axiom - We think better on our feet than on our seat has never been more evident than in the Stand-Biased classrooms outfitted by Stand2Learn. The extra alertness and reaction times documented in research studies on standing vs. sitting tasks are solid proof that we need more movement to perform at our best. When you get sleepy in a meeting – what do you do? Stand Up – it wakes you up and energizes you.
Mental Health – Increased collaboration, improved focus and attention and improved behavior have all been measured in more active classrooms where standing and natural movement are encouraged through design rather than limited. The result for students is better attitudes and improved academic outcomes.
Body Chemistry – Recent research into sedentary behaviors have indicated health outcomes beyond calorie expenditure for reducing seated time, including improved metabolic profiles, improvements in high-density lipoprotein production, lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity, and blood glucose control. In addition to these findings, we have input that standing muscle activity causes isometric contraction of postural muscles which produce electromyographic and skeletal muscle LPL changes resulting in additional biomarkers for health benefits.
Postures – Research showed that the children in stand-biased desks maintained better postures and were more comfortable throughout the day than their seated peers.
An article on an "Alarming reasons to get off your backside" the effects of sedentary behavior. (The Age August 2011) http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/alarming-reasons-to-get-off-your-backside-20110829-1jh1t.html
An article on a "world first" study in Australia on the effects of sedentary behavior in the office. (Herald Sun July 2011) http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/standing-by-your-health-is-way-of-the-future/story-fn6bfmgc-1226100416895
Are Poor Workspace Ergonomics Causing Radiologists Pain (Science Daily May 2010) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100503135424.htm
Research Into The Sedentary Behavior Of Australia's Working Population (Study presented at the HPM Congress in Melbourne August 2009) PDF Download of paper
Only a third of Australians are meeting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week (Herald Sun August 2009) http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25930578-662,00.html
Stand Up For Your Health-Physiologists And Microbiologists Find Link Between Sitting And Poor Health (Science Daily June 2008) http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/0610-stand_up_for_your_health.htm
Our office chairs are slowly killing us. The project is a collaboration between the Baker IDI and the universities of Melbourne and Queensland. (February 2008) http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/news/office_chairs_slowly_killing_us
Sitting May Increase Risk Of Disease (Science Daily November 2007) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071119130734.htm
The Benefits of Sitting to Standing at Work-Paper presented by Mark Dohrmann at the National Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (Adelaide, November 2008) PDF download of paper Cornell University Study of Electric Height Adjustable desks http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/CUEHAWDownrep0904.html
A New Way to Control Weight? (ABC News Nov 2007) http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=3922069
Benden, M, “Could You Stand to Lose? Weight Loss Secrets for Office Workers” 2nd Edition Trinity River Publishing, July 2008. ISBN 978-60402-234-6
Benden, M., Blake, J., “ Wendel, M, Huber C., “The impact of stand-biased desks in classrooms on calorie expenditure in children” 2011 March 18 AJPH August 2011, Vol 101, No.8 pages 1433-143 PMID: 21421945
Blake, J., Benden, M., Wendel, M., "Using Stand/Sit Workstations in Classrooms: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study in Texas" accepted for publication Dec 2010 in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
Benden M, Mancuso L, Zhao H, Pickens A. “The Ability of the SenseWear® Armband to Assess a Change in Energy Expenditure in Children While Sitting and Standing”. JEPonline 2011;14(3):1-14
Dickerson JB, Smith ML, Benden ME, Ory MG. (2011). The Association of Sedentary Behaviors and Body Mass Index Classification in a Cross-Sectional Analysis: Are the Effects Homogenous? BMC Public Health (In Press).
Lawrence University blog, Tonight the group and I surveyed 265 students and 83% of these students want to see standing desks in class: http://blogs.lawrence.edu/library/2014/02/standing-desks-in-the-library.html
My graduate students race to class early to reserve their standing desk since we currently only have the last two rows in standing desks and the remainder in the traditional lecture style tables and chairs.
-- Central Texas Professor
I am very pleased to report that I have completely fallen in love with the stand-up desks. My students seem to be enjoying the option of standing or sitting and for the most part, we have about 14 students out of 20 without stools at their desks. The first two who gave up their stools (in the first 2 weeks) were my most active students who need to be constantly moving. They seem to produce more work when they are allowed to fidget which is very interesting to me because if I had a stand up desk growing up, I probably would have been more productive in school myself. Just like the students, I have a stand up desk myself and I find it very helpful for me to do my work. Overall, I am very pleased with the stand-up desks and I would hope more teachers would be able to participate next year.
-- Ms. Lucio, 1st Grade Teacher
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 all together. 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!
-- Ms. Parker, 1st Grade Teacher
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 wants to keep them and cannot see myself ever using traditional desks again.
-- Mrs. Behling, 2nd Grade Teacher
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!
-- Indiana Public School Superintendent
-- South Texas Facilities Planner
More focus – Better Behavior = happier teachers and students! What is the downside???
-- Southwest Texas Principal
The majority of the children do not even use the stools anymore. I never want to give this furniture back!
-- Mrs. Hedge, 1st Grade Teacher
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