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Optimum Table Arrangements?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by shortngrumpy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. I'm thinking or rearranging the tables in my classroom - having inherited a classroom this year with traditional seating arrangements (i.e. all the tables in rows facing forwards). Does anyone have any experience of differant arrangements?
    I remember seeing some research in some educational magazine saying the traditional layout wasn't good because it created areas where pupils couldn't be seen but I don't recall what they suggested as an alternative.
  2. Thanks Ramaduds, that's a very comprehensive answer - you describe exactly why I want to rearrange the tables and highlight the problems too. Thanks for the tip about reinforcement of rules, expectations etc - certainly don't want anyone to think it's an excuse to slack off ;)

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