Classroom seating plans tackle more than just your classroom arrangement. It’s a fantastic behaviour-management tool too. Seating plans can impact an entire class and determine how groups perform throughout the term.
If your school still uses paper-based seating plans
Firstly, there’s nothing inherently wrong with using a paper-based seating plan. But you are certainly limited on the resources available to help better enhance your students’ learning.
Online classroom seating plans
If you are using an online platform to manage your class seating plans, here are four ways you can better utilise it:
1. Simply populate a seating plan
It’s not uncommon for teachers to not have any formal seating plans in place. Instead, they let students pick their seats at the very beginning.
2. Using data
Record and report on behaviour and attendance data to optimise your seating plan.
3. Take advantage of tracking data
Teachers will know the sorts of students they have in their classes – their general attitude towards the subject, ability and effort levels.
4. Streamline homework setting
Many sophisticated seating plan systems also have a homework feature, which allows teachers to set and mark homework. It can save teachers hours of time in chasing late submissions.