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Old 07-29-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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I teach the "big kids" too, and have done so in pretty tight spaces. Some ideas that have worked for me:

1- ditch your teacher desk if you can- use a table that you can put some plastic drawer units under to stow all your stuff- your 2 drawer file cabinet may even fit under a table

2- try a U-shape of desks with a few solo seats in the middle of it for those who need to be a little more isolated/in a smaller group

3- or try desk groups of 6, pairs of desks facing each other- that's 3 sets of 6 and a cluster of 3 somewhere else in the room group sits are more open to games and science lab work

4- use walls for storage as much as possible- think of pocket file holders, clear plastic hanging shoe bags, etc.- hang posters on your windows instead of your walls to free up storage room
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