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Managing the Classroom DESIGNING THEPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT TO MEET PEDAGOGICAL GOALS Arrangement Style Principles of Arrangement
Designing the Physical Environment of the Classroom Basic Principles of Classroom Arrangement Reduce congestion in high-traffic areas. Make sure that you can easily see all students. Make often-used teaching materials and student supplies easily accessible. Make sure that students can easily observe whole-class presentations.
Designing the Physical Environment of the Classroom Classroom Arrangement Styles Auditorium style Face-to-face style Off-set style Seminar style Cluster style 5
Variations of ClassroomSeating Arrangements depending on the pedagogical purpose. 6
Variations of Classroom SeatingThe Action Zone “Action Zone” Students in these seats are more likely to interact with the teacher, ask questions, and initiate discussion. 7
Variations of Classroom SeatingAn Example of an Effective Elementary School Classroom Arrangement 8
Variations of Classroom SeatingAnExample of an Effective Secondary School Classroom Arrangement 9