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Standing Desks May Make You Smarter

Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,392 Senior Member
Need a little extra edge? Try doing homework and studying standing up. New research shows using a standing desk gave subjects a mild cognitive boost:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2016/01/18/using-a-standing-desk-could-give-your-brain-a-boost/

Coming soon to a classroom near you?

Standing desks can get pricey, particularly if they convert back and forth to sitting. But, I ran across this article that shows some cheap ways to build a variety of styles using stuff from IKEA:
http://www.homedit.com/ikea-standing-desk/

Replies to: Standing Desks May Make You Smarter

  • okon2122okon2122 Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
    I think it can help them think more, in that I think we break kids out of their own 'world', meaning they snap into what we're telling them to do. Honestly, what we don't need are standing desks, we need a more engaging model for education. The Prussian-Industrial model has done nothing in terms of progress since the late 70s. We need to engage students through freedom, and sit down with them to build individual plans for action. We also need parents to teach their children to value of knowledge, so that they WANT to learn.
  • okon2122okon2122 Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
    edited January 2016
    Our education system is extremely systematic. Most people avoid discussing this. Our education system as it is, is only meant to give students skills in order to become good workers. We really need someone speaking out about this instead of 'how do we get students to pay more attention to something inherently unable to engage their individuality?' People enjoy conflating school and grades with this and that and this, when really, that just feeds this structure. We need to stop telling kids 'just do well' because, in that, we really do alienate aspects of their critical thought.
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