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Posted on October 11, 2021 10:50 pm
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Seating Arrangement
Is it okay for my students to chose where they sit in the morning or do I need to have an assigned seating chart? Most of the time there are no behavior problems in the class.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 25, 2021 6:19 pm

Sophia Sunyak
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Is this a new class for you? If you have any data tables of progress from last year, this can definitely help you figure out if a seating arrangement is necessary. If you plan on pairing students up in groups of two, you will most likely want to plan according to level of retention of the lesson. There are tons of articles on data tables, based on performance and behavior to help with seating arrangements. I would assume that you will be able to quickly determine whether they can handle their own arrangements.
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Posted October 28, 2021 8:28 am

geTuPa
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If there are minimal behavior issues and the students seem to be engaged in and learning the material then there may be no need for a seating chart. What works for your class and the students is the best. Choosing their own seats may even be encouraging their behavior because they feel in control and empowered.
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adeSah
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I do not see the need for a forced seating arrangement if there are no behavioral issues. The only issue I may see is that perhaps a student has eyesight or hearing issues and may need to reserve a front seat. If they don't already prioritize the front seat, simply asking for anyone who needs special accomodations to come up, and have a soft reserved seating system should be more than adequate.
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Posted October 31, 2021 11:55 pm

yjuGun
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I would say that it is only necessary to have an assigned seating chart once your students start showing signs of behavioral problems. Otherwise, giving students free reign can actually be quite rewarding in some cases!
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Posted October 31, 2021 11:17 pm

RamaPy
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You may want to create a seating chart to minimize the spread of COVID in the classroom. With the same students seated next to each other consistently, you easily know who to quarantine if exposed. Since there are no behavior issues, you can allow your class to pick their own seats.
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