Create a Collaborative Classroom for Teachers and Students

Create a Collaborative Classroom for Teachers and StudentsA Collaborative Classroom with Standing Desks

Student to teacher ratios have a profound effect on the student's ability to learn. Teachers also find themselves frustrated with a high student to teacher ratio. A high ratio inhibits the teacher's ability to thoroughly assess each student, leaving test scores to suffer. One measure of a teacher's effectiveness in a classroom is by their students' grades. Teachers, parents, and students alike have an incentive to improve upon education tools. Installing a standing desk benefits the students in a myriad of ways, including a collaborative classroom environment.

1. Standing Desks Improve the Classroom Atmosphere

Low student to teacher ratios lead to a less stress, which helps to an improved collaborative classroom between students and teachers. Stand up desks allow the teacher to easily move around the classroom and address a student individually. Through the collaborative classroom process, teachers can assess the student's comprehension of the lesson.

Additionally, the collaborative classroom learning process allows the teachers to utilize specific teaching mechanisms catered to each student or group of students. The traditional student desk inhibits collaboration by restricting student movement not to mention the "power" position the teacher has standing over the student. With stand up desks, collaboration between teachers and students improves the classroom atmosphere.

2. Standing Desks Build Better Teacher-Student Relationships

Shy students and unprepared students tend to retreat from participation in a traditional classroom setting. Teachers might overlook students who appear confident, when they are in fact in distress. Small student to teacher ratios strengthen the individual relationships between student and teacher. Teachers can readily identify a student's academic needs. This leads to students improving their comprehension of the lesson, while teachers benefit from a less stressful atmosphere.

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3. Standing Desks Create an Active Learning Environment

Why is collaboration important for student's learning? Collaboration is an active learning technique. The invisible barrier between the student and teacher dissolves. Students are no longer passively listening to a lecture; students are included in the lesson. For students, this method of teaching removes the boredom that can lead to apathy. Indifferent students don't absorb the lesson. Stand up desks facilitate the opportunity for teachers to give students individualized attention.

4. Standing Desks Encourage Student Participation

The traditional classroom desk design thwarts the collaborative learning experience. Why is collaboration between teachers and students instrumental to learning? It encourages participation in the classroom. Participation leads to students feeling accountable for their education. Collaboration between teachers and students empowers students to be an active participant in the education process.

5. Standing Desks Make a Visual Change in the Classroom

Classrooms outfitted with standing desks foster a sense of community in the classroom and eliminates the inferior sitting position of the student versus the teachers power position. The classroom desks are a visual cue encouraging the student to participate in the lesson. The physical presence of the sit-stand desks influences the student to focus. "Tuned in" students are prepared to collaborate with teachers and classmates.

6. Standing Desks Acknowledge Individuality

The collaborative learning method influences a student's perspective on learning. The impression of teacher versus class is replaced by the mentality of "students are individuals in a community." Furthermore, the physical demonstration of each student's individuality is reinforced by the desk's design. The adjustable height desk caters to each student, and the optional desk stool allows the student to be at eye level with the teacher, even while resting. With a standup desk, the collaboration between student and teacher facilitates an academic education while also teaching the student how to recognize their own role in a group environment.