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Switch Up Your Classroom Seating Chart

February 29, 2016

With just about four months to go this school year, it’s not uncommon for your class to become a bit rambunctious. After all, they’re almost in the home stretch! So, why not take their cues and use this time to switch up your classroom seating with a few of the suggestions below for a fresh perspective?

Standard Rows – While rows might not be the most fun alternative, they’re great for classes and course areas lead themselves to individualized work. If you don’t foresee much group work, and anticipate a lot of testing, rows are a great option. However, remember that this seating style takes up a lot of room, so it may not be suitable for a small classroom.

Traditional Horseshoe – If you run an interactive classroom, than you’ll want to make sure your desks are set up in a way that is conducive to discussion. One of the best ways to do this is by arranging student desks in a U-shaped formation. That way, everyone is able to see each other.

“Stadium” Style – If you’ve got a rowdy bunch this year that you’d like to keep your eye on, slanted or stadium style rows are just the thing. Set up your desks in rows angled towards each other in a wide V-shape. This will allow you to be able to see what each student is doing at all times, and will also provide everyone with a direct line of sight to you, assisting with focus.

Grouped Seating – It’s not uncommon to find student desks grouped together in several small clusters throughout the classroom. This makes it easy for the teacher to assign group work, but it also provides the ability to cluster students based on skill level. If you really want to up the ante, consider swapping out your school desks for collaborative tables instead.

At Nickerson Corporation we know that having comfortable, flexible and functional classroom furniture is the key to student success, and we take pride in offering just that! We’ve teamed up with some of the world’s most innovative and respected manufacturers to help insure that our products are always top of the line, paralleling current and upcoming trends in the classroom furniture business.

Our mission is to not only sell classroom furniture to New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas, but to “furnish a child’s education” as a whole. To learn more about our classroom seating and desk options, click here or call 631-666-0200.