I've been thinking lately about the various models of switching classrooms/teachers and the pros/cons. When I was a kid, we had a main teacher but would switch classrooms and teachers for one subject starting in third grade. That lasted through 6th, then starting in 7th we were organized into "teams" or what some schools call "pods" of four core teachers, switched classrooms for every class, had hall lockers, and no homeroom cohorts. The schools I was at last year did homerooms with lockers in the classrooms, but switched for every class 4-6th. 7th and up had hall lockers, but still had a homeroom teacher and homeroom cohort. With the 4-6th kids at least, switching all the time was a mess. The kids constantly left things in the wrong room or their lockers and student work was lost/stolen frequently as well. The end of the day was particularly chaotic with kids needing to run between classrooms to grab papers/books they'd left in other rooms. The other problem we ran into was tension between students starting in one class, then escalating in the next when a teacher didn't know what'd happened earlier. Was that just my school, or is it like that for others on that model? Are any of you on a different model from what I've experienced? What are the pros/cons of your models? I'm curious about models where the teachers change rooms and the students stay put.