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Re: seating charts


From: felsecker1 (felsecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 17:44:56 PST

Ditto! IT works!
----- Original Message -----
From: Dorothy Kane <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: seating charts

> > I a new teacher...the best way to establish who is "boss" in
> your room is to make a seating chart. I know this might sound silly for
> older students... <
> Some of us not-so-new teachers assign seats-particularly in Intro courses
> with inherited students. Silly or not, it is a strategy that works, and
> students may grumble but they accept it. It is actually of some comfort to
> some. I've learned that some kids may eventually gravitate away from this
> chart. If behavior is responsible and they are making positive growth, no
> problem. If the result is interference in learning for themselves or
> others, they are asked to return to their assigned seat. I do give
> some dignified/confidential options from day #1 to inform me if the
> assignment is uncomfortable or bad for them.
> ---