Sixth graders in Minnesota may possibly be setting a new benchmark for classroom design and furniture. Solely by word of mouth, districts between North Carolina and California area already following suit.
Students in Ms. Brown's 6th grade class at Marine Elementary are experimenting with adjustable workstations that will allow them to either stand or sit while they work. These desks also come with swinging footrests and adjustable stools, making the switch even easier. They were developed by Ms. Brown and a local ergonomic furniture manufacturer after Ms. Brown noticed the small fidgeting that, when accommodated for, improved their concentration.