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I need classroom arrangement ideas for a class with 30 individual traditional "all in one" desks. I have a small classroom and its hard to work with a small space and a large number of students. A lot of our activities require students to work in pairs or groups of 4.

Nov 12, 2017 11:03am

Classroom Management of physical space of a classroom with student desks.

  • English Language Arts
  • 12
  • Class Culture


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    • I need ideas for this, too. I have the same situation.

      • Me too.

        • 12:51pm

          I've used desks like that all facing each other is groups of 4. They look like x's all around the small room. Seating charts work well here bc they love to sit like that and talk to their friends-put them with people they rarely speak to and this works great. They are easily moveable for pairing up just break up the 4 sum and face 2 together.

          • I put the desks in pods of four all facing the front of the room( I get two rows of four pods: 32 desks). This works for pairs(shoulder partners). When we want to work in fours I have the students turn the desks to face each other where the front of the room is to their side. I like this as no one has their back to the front of the room where information may be displayed on the smart board.