More than half of students from low‑income households
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Gather 'Round for Learning!
My students need tables to establish a group setting that will promote learing!
When you walk into a classroom and see a teacher working with a group of students is he/she shouting from desk to desk or are the children gathered around a table? It's time to get rid of the desks and bring in tables for more effective learning!
My class is part of a school made up of approximately 560 students.
Of these 560 students, about 220 of them qualify for free or reduced lunch based on their family income. The kids in my class come from diverse backgrounds, but what really makes them special is that no matter what their background might be they are always eager to learn! I want to give them every opportunity possible to come to class each day and feel like they are a part of a team!
I recently attended a workshop in which the presenter stressed the importance of our students having the ability to work closely with one another throughout the day. Many times the best teachers are the students themselves. In order for the students to be able to work closely with one another it is necessary for them to sit within a small group where interactions with their peers is easy. What better way to promote positive peer interactions than to provide a setting in which children are working side by side with one another. It also provides the teacher with the ability to pull up a chair and instantly be a part of a small group.
It's time to get rid of the desks and bring in tables in which students can begin to learn the importance of working together to achieve a common goal.
If you think about the configuration of furniture in a board room, where the goal is for staff to work together, they are always seated around a table as opposed to individual desks. Why? More efficient work occurs when you are working as a team.
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