seating arrangement

I am one of the few fortunate teachers who has only 25 students in a class. However, I find that even with this small number, the school follows the traditional classroom layout where students are sitting in neatly arranged rows. Are there no other strategic layouts for better interaction with the students?
Classroom – the word conjures up an image of desks in pencil-straight lines, with aisles just wide enough to hold a supervising adult. A blackboard at the far end, the sharp answer-ready front benchers in the front rows and the talkative troublemakers in the back, with the forgotten averages in between. Is this the way it has to be? What does classroom seating arrangement have to do with how we experience the teaching/learning space? Teacher Plus explores…
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