The Importance of K-12 Classroom Arrangement

School’s back in session! Summer 2011 has almost officially wrapped up with the majority of teachers, principals and students back at school. The overall classroom enviroment is bustling as the buzz of what’s to come this school year permiates the air. Both students and teachers are getting back into the swing of the daily grind as class schedules, studying and homework all take a front seat.

When possible, ClassLink is keen on passing along helpful hints, especially for teachers – the majority of teachers we know are often times busy with the preparations of school planning and gearing up for the start of the year’s lessons, and when we stumbled upon this discussion about how the arrangement of desks can impact the direction of your classroom, specifically in the K-12 learning arena, we simply had to share it.

Did you know that the arrangement of students’ desks can have an impact on the cohesive environment within your classroom?

Some believe that there is a high importance to changing where students sit within the classroom – even switching it up regularly can be a plus. This will encourage students’ to socialize with other peers and gain a different perspective of the classroom.

Check out this link for more information on these three types of setups: Table Groups, Old-Fashion Rows, and the Upside-down Double U. This article lists out some pros and cons for each setup as well as a description of why a particular setup could be the best choice for your students!

Have you tried any of these arrangements in your classroom? Which did you find to be the most beneficial to both you and your students? We’d love to hear from you! Swing by our Facebook page and fill us in.

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Source: Classroom Seating: Which Arrangement is Best? The way you arrange your students’ desks is an important choice that will impact your classroom environment by Greg Harrison. Lesson Planet, online. September 7, 2011.

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