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Sunday 17 February 2013

Seating Plans for Classroom Management

There are so many factors to consider in Classroom Management. Often the focus is on strategies, engagement and discipline, but something I find interesting to explore is physical space. Room design, seating plans and so on.

This site had some great seating arrangement ideas for tough classes. As a TTOC you likely don't have to worry about this as much, however, there are some classes where students choose their seats. As a new teacher in a class or a temporary assignment, creating classroom seating arrangements will take some time to master. As you get to know the students and the room you may change it often. I like to change it up and always consider a number of factors.

What this site does is showcase not only various desk arrangements, but also where to place chatty friends, ADD students, unmotivated students, disruptive students and so on.

For example:

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