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Old 01-03-2020, 07:05 PM
 
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Agree with tyrex.

Seating is one of the proactive things a teacher has control over. It can be done before students show up. Consider: Given the choice, will students sit in the best possible place that optimizes cooperation and time on task, the teacherís agenda, or will they sit in the best place that optimizes their agenda which is social? Fact is some students, given the choice, will actually sit where they can work without disruption. But not all. Some will sit with friends so they can goof off. And, yes, with assigned seating one never knows for sure, since itís random, whether the right combinations are in place on the first day. This is why many teachers make it clear when teaching class rules and procedures that the teacher may move any student at any time.
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