Tag: Seating Arrangements

The Importance of Classroom Structure

Don’t let anyone fool you. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. To create an “inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive” environment for students, desks matter. I know this fact firsthand, because one day at school could have gone very badly if it weren’t for the desk arrangement in my classroom. In fact, one singular moment for

Manage Your Classroom AND Keep Your Sanity

Classroom management is about trial and error; it comes through practice, patience, teamwork, flexibility, quality mentoring, willingness to seek help, and a huge dose of humor. There is no one solution for every classroom management problem. Try new ideas, take time to listen to your students, trust your instincts, and have fun along the way.

Differentiating Structure, Not Content

Changing the classroom structure can be as effective as differentiating content. Konawaena Middle School was created as a school within a high school to meet the unique needs of the early adolescents. One of the outstanding features of this school is its commitment to the heterogeneous grouping of students. When I began teaching at Konawaena