Interviewer: You’ll see me at the very first day of school; every single desk has a number on it. And I’m going to explain to them, “I’m giving you a number, you find that number on your desk and then you do these things.” I’m explaining all of that outside.
What I’m gonna do when you walk in the door is I’m gonna give you a number. You’re gonna take that number, and you’re gonna find the seat with the corresponding number and sit there.
I like to have the numbers set up in sequence in the classroom, because that way when the kids come in I give them 1 and then 2 and then 3. Number one is seated right there in front of me. As they’re sitting down in that sequence, I can narrate and tell them, “I see this happening. I see the front row.”
I see the middle row is working without talking, thank you.
It’s a real simple, quiet way of getting them into the room. I’ve seen classes where you know you put up a big seating chart. Kids are trying to figure out which name goes for which desk. Just names on desk, they’re running into each other. The nice thing about the numbers is it’s very simple, and you can do it totally quietly. There’s no confusion at all. I mean it just works really nicely. They’re sitting down and they’re working, and they’re ready to go.