Guidelines for managing room layout

  • Chairs do move – so move them

    • Look at the focus of the room – where will you be standing etc
    • Who moves the chairs – get everyone to help

    Who needs to SEE you? Think about

    • Where you will stand
    • Sightlines
    • Windows and light
    • Backlighting

    Who needs to HEAR you? Think about

    • Where you will stand
    • External noise
    • Volume
    • Distance

    Do the students need to see and hear each other? Think about

    • Clusters
    • Shared responsibility

    Do the students need to move about? Think about

    • Wheel chair users
    • People with limited mobility
    • Blocking and clustering

    Have you got it right? Think about

    • Checking
    • Watching
    • Reminding yourself