Key Takeaway #1: Students sit all day, and sitting is exhausting.
Key Takeaway #2: High school students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90 percent of their classes.
Key takeaway #3: You feel a little bit like a nuisance all day long.
Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns
Stuck in their habits, most adults shrug off standing desks despite the dire health warnings. Children, on the other hand, never wanted to be sitting in the first place.
Priceonomics Blog: If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Then Why Do We Make Kids Do It?
It was a really small study. I wouldn’t necessarily read too much into it. But its results sum up the entire high-school experience, in my view: mistaking people’s fear for something else.
Reminds me of Mark Oppenheimer on running:
Like adolescents, distance runners have rivalries only with themselves.
I got through high school relatively unscathed, I think, but I think it was probably dumb luck.
Why You Never Truly Leave High School — New York Magazine
People exhibit territorial behavior when they take seats in public places, limiting themselves to small areas so they don’t have to “renegotiate” seating arrangements with other people, researchers say. In one study by Marco Costa of the University of Bologna in Italy, university students showed strong attachments to specific areas of a lecture hall; on average, each student made use of just 2.4% to 2.7% of the seating area.
Confession: at college back in the day and at work currently, I’m that jerk that, every so often, likes to take the seat where other people always sit. Always stirrin’ shit up.
Why do you always sit in the same place in meetings? – Barking up the wrong tree
I wasn’t much on school. I was 2 busy listening 2 the grass grow.
Letter from Prince to a fan, June 1984. Look at that cursive!
At The Public School anyone can propose a course, anyone can sign up for courses, and if there’s enough money to fund it, the course is offered (flowchart). How hard is that? Take a look at the current offerings, or if you have expertise, the classes that need teachers. [via lined & unlined]