I'm changing my seating in to groups tomm. for several reasons. I hate the rows because two of my four classes are really large classes this year and I can't get to all the students effectively b/c of the size of my room. Also, I have kids who are on such a wide variety of reading and ability levels that I need to break the group down some. Plus I share the room with other teachers three times a day who need to bring their carts, etc. in, and a couple of them also have very large classes. At any rate, I have specific jobs for each member of the group to do (i.e. facilitator, manager, recorder/illustrator, monitor/timekeeper). However, I'm realizing that several kids did not fill out the questionaire for jobs and I'm wondering who to pair up with who. I guess my question is how do you best structure groups when you don't know students all that well yet? I guess I'm kind of nervous b/c I had a lot of issues with excessive talking in groups last year. I feel more structured this year, but am still nervous.