Seating plan

Identifying  student (…)

Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.

It is implemented by: Teachers, other educational professionals

It is directed at students aged:  12-14, 15-16

Target group: Single-student centered

Main subjects involved: Maths

ICT involvement:  no

Description of the practice: Identifying  students who have difficulties and choosing a suitable classmate for them to sit next to. Classroom organisation can reinforce communication and interaction. When the seating arrangement in a classroom is well planned, it is also easier for the teacher to communicate with his or her students.

“Strategically rearranging your classroom can help your students achieve their best.” (

Accessible to any student: no

Meaningful participation for every student: no

Why?: There may be other barriers to meaningful participation.

Support to the practice: yes

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