My room is teeny-tiny, and my desks are those college style seats with the chairs attached. I teach elementary, and this is not ideal. I don't even have room to have them all in nice, neat rows, so the room is a mishmash of desks going every which way in the only way they really fit. They're very similar to these, except with a half desktop instead of a full one as shown: I've been trying to have my kids do partner talk, but my room is an awkward arrangement for it and they seem to get off task or confused about who to talk to because of that. It's simple enough to have a kid turn to the person behind them, but it gets confusing when the person is on the other side of an aisle, or when their partner is absent, or when there's a row of 5 and the person at the end has no one to talk to. It's also challenging to have a kid turn to speak to someone next to them when there's a bar on one side of the desk. I hope that all makes sense. Anyway, does anyone do partner work with this kind of set up in a way that actually works?