At the beginning of the year I like to arrange students in what I call a "U shape". This has every student sitting next to a partner and has the most number of students with desks facing the front of the room. Here is an example:
(You can also see the pencil cups in action that I posted a picture of not too long ago).
It doesn't take long before I make some changes. Who knew that a few students were best friends outside of school or which students are not good role models for each other??
As the year goes on I actually survey students to see if they prefer to have their desks arranged in a table, U shape or row. Usually they are honest with how they learn best and I honor their request.
How do you arrange your desks or tables?
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