Consider how you are going to set out your classroom

When you are going back into your classroom after a break or when you have a new class, you may decide to have a bit of a move around. Since Covid, many teachers have had to reorganise the classroom to space children out as much as possible, but with restrictions being lifted, children can now mix a bit more than they could previously.

Often there are a number of considerations that you need to think about when it comes to organising the classroom. Firstly, you need to think how you are going to have it laid out. Are you going to have group tables? Are you going to have lines of desks? Once you know this you can then start to consider which children you put together. You may also have to think if there are any children that you want sitting closer to the front as maybe they need a little extra help or you need to keep an eye on their behaviour. It may be that you know from experience that certain children work well together and others do not. Some teachers purposely separate friendships groups up so that children have to mix with others.