Great example of an open group desk arrangement. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board. This arrangement facilities a great environment for establishing good student-student relationships.
Are you ‘old school’ when it comes to your classroom seating layout? Do you prefer small groups or an arrangement that leaves space in the middle? Here are just a few of the many (many) variations out there.
Way to arrange desks. Put chair in the L of each group for an instant small group, push the four middle ones out for a quick square/round shape.two desks from each group get folded in and have instant group.
Scroll through these Bing Images of classroom seating arrangements. An assortment of elementary, secondary, two-persond desks, two piece desk, etc. Find your classroom and similar desk layout for ideas!
I would prefer to have my class set up as close to this "L" shaped diagram as possible. The reason for this would be to give everyone a good vantage point of the classroom smartboard which will be the focal point of my classroom.
I really like this class arrangement! It is also the most space efficient one. When we first introduced notebook classes it seemed to be the easiest solution to simply keep the layout and adjust the power supply to the existing situation.