Some institutions have installed one or two adjustable tables in each classroom in order to accommodate students with special needs who may need more clearance for their wheel chair, for example. These can become popular worksites for other students who simply prefer the stand-up working mode.
Stand-up desks have become very popular in elementary and secondary schools. But there is a particular reason for this. As a former elementary school teacher I can attest to the frequency with which students are told to sit down and be quiet. It turns out that these are the last two things young kids want to do. The use of stand-up desks seems to liberate students from silence and immobility.
Here’s an example:
The jury is still out on the virtue of standing but it seems clear to me that choice is essential. Even veteran standers acknowledge that a whole day on your feet can be draining. Also, a footrest seems to be a good idea. In the previous clip have a swinging footrest that helps burn calories and nervous energy.
Here is a humorous take on the downside of standing up.