One of my favorite video series for teachers is The Teaching Channel. This brief video does not disappoint as it quickly and effectively outlines the points to consider when choosing a seating plan for your classroom.
An interesting read about the research behind seating arrangements. The author addresses the behavior outcomes associated with different plans (ie. Are you wanting more on-task behavior or more interaction). Learn about the methods that can be used and the real-life results that came from different implementations of plans.
Discover the important questions to ask yourself about your goals and your students before arranging your class. Once you've decided what you're hoping for outcome-wise, the site also guides you to which kinds of arrangements work for specific goals and types of classrooms.
I love this cool site that allows teachers to choose from different amounts of students and then to be provided with a host of arrangement options. This is an excellent tool for teachers to get fresh ideas when deciding how to seat students.
This article argues that seating arrangements have a direct effect on behavior in the classroom and on the quality of instruction a teacher is able to provide as well. It also outlines some strategies for seating arrangements. Totally useful in a practical sense but also for the fact that it points out the importance of this aspect of classroom management.