Physical Classroom Environment

Arrangement of classroom and its effects

My experiments

I decided to arrange the desks differently and to observe how my students are going to react and work together or separately. I also asked them about their preferences and I created several assignments that required collaborative learning and use of technology.

What about your experience?

What desk arrangement works for you and when?

Student Survey

In a survey, I asked my students about their preferences as far as the classroom physical environment. I found out that about half of the students prefers collaborative learning, a few likes circle or a U shape desk arrangement and a minority preferred individual desks. This made me think that switching the classroom setting at least twice a week will give me a chance to reach most of my students' preferences and will allow for a variety of activities in class.

Some of my classroom experiments

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