Is a standing desk good for students? A study conducted by Texas A&M University gave elementary school students stand up desks, and found that standing “improved attention, on-task behavior, alertness, and classroom engagement.” Teachers who worried that standing desks would disrupt learning actually saw a reduction in behavior problems.
How standing desks can help students focus in the classroom? Increased Focus
Being able to stand while studying in a classroom setting can make students more alert and focused in class. The increased blood flow allows them to think more clearly which can in turn improve cognitive skills if done for a prolonged duration.
Why you shouldn’t buy a standing desk? Standing desks can affect cognition and brain performance because of poor systemic circulation of the blood. The fatigue that occurs distracts people and ruins their attention. Regardless, people who use standing desks may find that their reaction speed is lower.
Do standing desks help ADHD? According to Stapp (2018) the use of standing desk increased the amount of standing during instruction as well as an increase in positive behavior. This increased amount in standing could account for the increase in energy expenditure, which increased student attention.