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.
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.
The benefits of breaking up long periods of sitting are important for adults and children alike. However, most schools are designed to have children sit for long periods of time. Fitneff is proud to be a part of the shift in the way children learn at school with the introduction of a line of desks and stools, in partnership with Stand2Learn. We spoke with Dr. Mark Benden to learn more about how ‘stand-biased’ desks are benefiting children as they learn.