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Standing desks in the classroom: a perfect fit for learning on the move

The students at Westmount Charter School in Calgary are movers and shakers. Literally. The school is the very picture of a progressive learning environment from its shared educational spaces to its classrooms.

So, when Fitneff approached the school about trialling Stand2Learn desks designed for students in the classroom, Jr. High humanities teacher and two-time Olympian, Mark Knoll, jumped at the opportunity to get his students moving and learning at the same time.

February 09, 2017 — Angelique McKenzie
Standing Desks in the Classroom

Standing Desks in the Classroom

Melissa Gage is a 6th grade teacher in Etobicoke, Ontario. Melissa has been teaching for 15 years, so she knows a thing or two about children, and what they need in the classroom.  When Melissa first heard about standing desks designed for students, she was keen to look into it. Fitneff provided Melissa with two Student Standing Desks for her classroom, and then we asked for her feedback.

Here is what Melissa and her 6th grade class had to say. 

January 16, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
Q&A About Standing at School

Q&A About Standing at School

The purpose of a sit-stand desk in the classroom is to allow students to remain productive and engaged in learning while they easily move between sitting and standing. Studies have shown that the use of sit-stand desks in the classroom comes with many benefits including improved memory and focus, increased student engagement and increased test scores. While all of this evidence is extremely positive, there are still many outstanding questions. Here are the answers to some of your most pressing questions.

September 22, 2016 — Heather Lielmanis
Homework Survival Guide for Kids of All Ages

Homework Survival Guide for Kids of All Ages

Despite recent research that questions the benefit of homework for children, homework is very commonplace, and it is assigned regularly to children in grades as young as kindergarten. Let’s face it, few children actually like homework, and many parents like it even less. Whether your child is in pre-school or high school, there are some simple ways to ensure that the task is completed with ease and without too much trouble. Find out more!
September 02, 2016 — Heather Lielmanis