Classroom Seating Arrangements AND Ideas for Student Desk Organization


After you have your class meeting area, a small-group instruction area, your classroom library, any technology requiring outlets, and your workspace in place, you can begin to determine where you will have your students sit. Typically, an elementary classroom comes furnished with all desks, all tables, or a combination of both. Teachers now are showing interest in flexible, or alternative, seating as well. This section will address all three of those options.

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR CLASSROOM

Creating a safe and productive learning environment where students can reach their highest potential is incredibly important in elementary classrooms. There are so many things to consider when designing a classroom. Once you have sorted out all those pieces, it’s time to decorate! Check out these three posts that will help you with decorating your classroom!

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HOW TO PROMOTE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT DURING READ ALOUDS

Read alouds are an incredibly valuable tool that can build reading comprehension, problem solving, critical thinking, and higher level thinking skills. But here’s the catch… This only happens if students are fully engaged in their learning. If students are staring off into space and daydreaming about what they are having for lunch, then they will not get what they need out of this learning experience. As a result, it is essential that we invite our students to be active participants in the reading through questioning and classroom management strategies. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just pick a high-interest text (although that is important).


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