Classroom Seating Arrangement Options


Good classroom seating arrangements can create a dynamic student centered environment. “Classroom Seating Options” [PDF] presents options for student-centered seating arrangements.

3 pg doc detailing seating options

What you’ll find

  • A discussion about how seating affects learning
  • A diagram of different seating options
    • Traditional
    • Pods
    • Chevron
    • “U” shape


  • Think of training sessions you have attended in the past especially ones that are Teacher-Centric versus Learner-Centric. How was the classroom arranged and how did the arrangement affect how the class was taught? Would another arrangement have worked better for the subject matter?
  • Watch the following video. How does it help you consider your classroom arrangements? Would you change how you arrange your classroom(s) now?

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