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Seating arrangements for the elementary classroom

1 July 1996


This paper examines the various seating arrangements within the elementary classroom. The information provides seating arrangement ideas for educators and teachers to utilize in their classrooms and to promote a positive classroom learning environment. The focus of the paper revolves around the idea of straight row seating arrangements versus grouping of desks. The observations took place in a third grade classroom and a fourth/fifth combination classroom in a local elementary classroom. I . interviewed an elementary school teacher who has over thirty years experience in teaching to determine the types of seating arrangements used in elementary classrooms. I used a survey to gather further information from teachers about the function and diversity of their.seating arrangements.


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