Providing well-thought out seating can really help kids focus on first instruction! Love this desk arrangement with no one's back to the board & a "friendly front row" for kids who need reduced distractions.
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.
I position the desks in two formations. I have an outer "U" block with sides of and a smaller "U" block on the inside of When we meet we can easily move the inner desks back to the outer desks. This allows me to have a nice-sized open spac