Bring the fun back into the classroom!This table comfortably fits 6-8 students and can be used as a standing desk, or used with our various stools for a seated activity table!
The Standard Model includes markerboard tabletop, non adjustable tabletop height, fits 6-8 students, standing height
The Deluxe model has all the bells and whistles including an adjustable table height crank, industrial grade marker board top, chrome foot bar, and built-in marker tray! fits 6-8 students, adjusts from seated to standing height with easy adjust lever
The twisting motion is a natural movement among younger children. The smooth spinning of the seat pad allows the student to achieve a level of control over their learning environment, which makes the student more comfortable and ready to learn.
What are the benefits of the balance desk?
The balance desk is simple to use while engaging students with purposeful movements. Students use ﬂexion and extension to propel the balance board forward and backwards while engaging in classwork on the large built in desk. The simplicity of the movement is what makes this one of the most popular among the students. The balance desk promotes a fundamental process to learning, crossing the midline
Why is crossing the body's midline important?
Crossing the body midline is an important developmental skill needed for many everyday tasks such as writing, reaching towards your foot to put on a shoe and sock with both hands and hitting a ball with a bat. When your child spontaneously crosses the midline with the dominant hand, then the dominant hand is going to get the practice that it needs to develop good fine motor skills. If your child avoids crossing the midline, learning to write will be much more difficult as they will have two less skilled hands rather than one stronger, more skilled hand. Difficulty crossing the midline also makes it difficult to track a moving object from one side to the other or track from left to right when reading, meaning reading can also be delayed.
K-2nd Pedal Desk
Pedal Desk Benefits:
Increases student engagement in the classroom
Improves academic achievement
Improves mood and behavior
Students are excited to learn
Brain Based Movement:
The pedal desk is designed specifically to put the brain and body into its most optimal learning state. Promotes Low intensity steady state movement (LISS), optimizes blood flow and oxygen to the brain, & Activates BDNF, coined "Miracle Gro" for the brain by Dr. John Ratey. BDNF activates the brain in the process known as neurogenesis- the growth of new brain cells. YES - using the pedal desk is actually growing new brain cells!
Pedal Desk Features:
Manufactured in the USA - Action Based Learning is the Manufacturer of the Original Pedal Desk. All Pedal Desks are steel welded and built for high frequency use in school settings. Desks are designed to hold up against even the most "active" students. Includes 10 yr direct from mfg extended warranty and factory direct pricing.
Designed specifically for early elementary children to support proper posture and movement appropriate for elementary age students. Pedal Circumference is critical for effective pedaling, and is designed specifically for the K-2nd grade age group. Although older and taller students may fit on this desk, the circumference of the pedal turn is smaller and designed specifically for shorter legs.
Silent, non distracting movement
Rear Foot Levelers can be adjusted for all floor types, and can accommodate uneven floors
Adjustable Seat Height
Adjustable Tabletop Height
Tabletop lies flat for reading & writing in the classroom
Optional Tabletop Upgrade: Swap out the standard blue for a whiteboard tabletop!!
Movement is user powered, there is no resistance on elementary pedal desks. Based on brain research, adding a certain level of exertion during the learning process can actually work to counteract the benefits of moving. The Pedal Desk for elementary students is designed to activate Low Intensity Steady State Movement (LISS). To learn more about LISS, view the Science and Research behind Action Based Learning)
Children with pedals under their desk can work their legs in a motion similar to a bicycle, while participating in classroom discussion, or doing their classwork.
Students participate in partner work. While one child pedals, their partner stands on a balance board on the opposite side of the pedal desk.
Teachers use the pedal movement to engage students in countless activities! Ex: Students answer questions during instruction by either pedaling forward, backward, pausing, speeding up, or slowing down pedaling! Start the morning off right with a brain booster! Have students warm-up their brains with a Walk & Talk session (suggested classroom activities provided by author Shoecraft, Lengel, Moize in ABL Books & Manuals)
#1 most popular desk in elementary classrooms
Outfit an entire classroom with multi-person pedal desks, and various movement stations or start with1 single pedal desk into your classroom & implement rotation schedule for all students to benefit from the movement!
Desk is user powered, making movement optional! Although rare, students not interested in moving, have the option to relax and listen in class.
The stepper desk is a resistance based movement which allows the body weight of the individual student to switch from left to right. It’s controlled, deliberate motions create an outlet for students while still allowing them to focus on classwork on the custom sized desk. Recommended for Middle School & High School Students.