How often do you redo seating charts?

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  1. JimG

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    I teach high school and have redone seating charts as often as every new unit and as rarely as once per semester. Has anybody found a good frequency or rhyme and reason that they like?
     
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    Once per year, in September, when there are new students in the chairs.
     
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    I have normally allowed students to sit where they want. They are told that they will change their seat if it becomes a problem and they won't be allowed to go back to the original seat for the rest of the year. Usually one change of chatters shows the students I mean what I say and that solves any further problems.
     
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    As needed. For some classes, that's as often as weekly. Others don't need an adjustment all year.
     
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    I teach 6th grade and change their seats every quarter.
     
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    We switch between rows and groups pretty often. Mostly the pick their own permanent seat, and I mix them up for activities often. I leave the permanent seating chart in my sub binder. That’s their seat when I’m out. I teach 8th grade.
     
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    At the beginning of each quarter. This allows for variety and for me to make adjustments mid-semester based on knowing the students (who needs to sit up front, etc.).

    Of course I reserve the right to move specific kids whenever I wish. In probably half of my classes there are a couple of tweaks that have to made a few days after the new seating chart is implemented.
     
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    Frequently. Each time I find one of my classes needing adjustment, I set new charts for all. Most charts make it 3 weeks. Some, way less. I also let different students rearrange the desks to their liking and make seating charts based on their arrangements. Those are often in 2 week increments because they don't choose as well as I do. ;)
     

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