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Sitting in School: How Can Classroom Seating Affect Your Students’ Behavior?

Starting the school year means more than lesson planning. Your whole classroom set-up impacts the way your students learn and how they behave. This collection features functional seating arrangements, flexible ideas and the reasons behind these types of organizational options.
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Sitting in School: How Can Classroom Seating Affect Your Students’ Behavior?
  • nisce.org
    nisce.org

    Does the Seating Arrangement Matter

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    Putting together several different points of view is what makes this article insightful for the teacher who is looking to change (or re-arrange) classroom seating. It presents a few key points on the whats and whys of seating arrangement – and that’s not to mention the suggestions from actual teachers too!
  • Erica Loop says:
    For me, the best part of this video is that it focuses on students with challenging behaviors (in terms of seating). It’s so helpful to see the real classroom, while having a real teacher explain her ideas.
  • Erica Loop says:
    This video doesn’t just focus on what’s good or what’s bad. I found the most helpful part is the way in which it includes both pros and cons. Including positives and negatives allows you to pick what works (or won’t work) for your specific students, and not what someone says is the ‘best’ way to do it.
  • iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu
    iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu

    Effective Room Arrangement

    30 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    I can see how the case studies and possible suggested strategies could really help any teacher to understand what an effective set-up looks like, and why. The diagrams are perfect for visual learners – completely helping you to see how the arrangement effectively impacts the students.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Functional, Flexible Classroom Seating Options

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    What struck me (from the start) was that this teacher admitted to developing her seating arrangement after having failures. Understanding that she ‘found’ her arrangement ideas through both successes and failures (and trial and error) made me realize that each way of organizing isn’t for everyone or every classroom. The ideas she highlights are creative, going above and beyond what a traditional classroom might look like.