I would prefer to have my class set up as close to this "L" shaped diagram as possible. The reason for this would be to give everyone a good vantage point of the classroom smartboard which will be the focal point of my classroom.
Are you ‘old school’ when it comes to your classroom seating layout? Do you prefer small groups or an arrangement that leaves space in the middle? Here are just a few of the many (many) variations out there.
Alternative seating can improve student focus, increase student participation, and motivate your learners. Here are some great seating choices, organization tips, and classroom management ideas for switching to alternative seating.
Great example of an open group desk arrangement. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board. This arrangement facilities a great environment for establishing good student-student relationships.
Way to arrange desks. Put chair in the L of each group for an instant small group, push the four middle ones out for a quick square/round shape.two desks from each group get folded in and have instant group.