I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

I love the desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

I'm a bit early on my classroom set up this year due to spinal surgery in the morning.  Since it will be six weeks before I'm ready to work...

I'm a bit early on my classroom set up this year due to spinal surgery in the morning. Since it will be six weeks before I'm ready to work...

my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front

My Favorite Desk Arrangement and other Back to School Wisdom

my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front

Rows or Clusters? Desk arrangements make such a difference in how the classroom operates. Personally, I dislike the individual arrangements. I would much rather prefer clusters that allow collaboration to occur more often.

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Rows or Clusters? Desk arrangements make such a difference in how the classroom operates. Personally, I dislike the individual arrangements. I would much rather prefer clusters that allow collaboration to occur more often.

Take a virtual tour of my third-grade classroom from 2004 and get ideas for setting up your own.

Tour my third grade classroom (2004

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