Effective Classroom Practices

Room Arrangement

Classrooms are organized so all students can see, hear and engage and are set up for maximized learning

"The physical arrangement of the classroom is a preventative practice that positively impacts student performance in the classroom." ~Scheuerman and Hall

This infographic provides more information on effective physical arrangement.

This video offers specific examples from LPS classrooms demonstrating how to effectively arrange physical space.

Listen to this narrated slideshow to learn more about effective physical arrangement.


How does this strategy connect to other initiatives in LPS?

Trama Informed Care

  • Setting up a physical environment allows the teacher to monitor all students and activities, promoting the feeling of safety and predictability for students.
  • Considering traffic patterns to avoid disruption supports students to respect personal space of others.

Danielson Framework

  • Pleasant inviting atmosphere (2e)
  • Safe environment (2e)
  • Accessibility for all students (2e)
  • Arrangement suitable for the learning activities (2e)