This article discusses the factors you’ll want to consider – classroom environment, floor space, traffic patterns, ability to monitor the students – when arranging the desks in your classroom. The author provides a comprehensive discussion of all the factors to consider when setting up a classroom. You’ll want it comfortable for you and your students, given the size of the room and the traffic patterns. You’ll also want to consider your personal preferences – one big group, small groups, no groups – and maybe the preferences of your students. And don’t forget that everyone should be able to see you and you them.
Seating arrangement for better classroom environment (1992) from Adventist Education