Dynamic Zone

Mitchell Middle School, Hanover School Division

The Dyanamic Zone is the area which we provide the option of standing.

Standing is a very natural way to add small movements and increase student engagement. It allows for better sight lines, and the feeling of “being closer” while being further away from what may be the front of the class. Reports have proved that by standing for all or part of a class, engagement can be increased by as much as 7 minutes per hour! 

We do know that it is not healthy ergonomics to prolong standing in one spot for long amounts of time. Therefore providing a taller chair with a back will allow for the standers to rest their legs, as well as sight lines be maintained without having to constantly adjust the desk to a seated position.

We have seen significant decrease in negative behavior by just adding this zone into existing spaces.