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Classroom Management - Classroom Environment

Seating Chart

Simplifying the classroom environment and careful classroom seating arrangements such as placing desks in a horseshoe array can help lessen environmental distractions. Below is an example of a room where the teacher’s desk is facing a semicircular grouping of children’s desks. The fluorescent lighting in the room has been removed and lights have been placed along the ceiling to hang over each desk and provide a direct, non-glare light source for each child.

The lighting strip was purchased from a local hardware store.

Note: You may need to verify that your school allows modification of the room and that it meets your school's safety requirements.