Teacher [interview]: The desk configuration that I use in small groups is called Four Corner. Student desks are always a problem because they're difficult to get in and out of for kids when they're sitting in small groups. Why not turn them into a four-corner arrangement so that everyone faces each other and is easily able to get in and out of their seats. In addition to that, we want students to be able to have careful dialogue and conversation to be able to share work.
Student: Oh! That's what you meant.
Teacher [interview]: The four corner arrangement does facilitate more conversations. Students face each other - get more opportunities to talk. They have more opportunities to make more close eye-contact and then more opportunities for students to be able to speak and to listen.