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Classroom setup: Rows vs Groups


Date: Fri Jun 22 2001 - 08:04:59 PDT

What a great service. I have already learned a lot and greatful to everyone
for their input.

I am about to start my third year of teaching high school ceramics and basic
art. I need some ideas on the best way to set up my room. Currently each
student has a 2 by 3 table to work on and I would pull them together so that
four students can work in a group. I am wondering if I put the tables in
rows and not group them, if this would help the students concentrate and cut
down on discipline problems. I really don't like this set up because I like
the students to interact with each other, but I am finding more interacting
and less creating. Does any one have any ideas?

Thanks for all the help