Seating Charts

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  1. RadiantBerg

    RadiantBerg Cohort

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    Would you view this as favoritism?

    I have one class where most of the girls work well together, and stay on task, so I generally seat them next to their friends since they work well with their friends and stay focused. On the other hand, many of the boys in that class get engaged in loud, off-task conversations and don't do much work when I put them by their friends. As such, I keep the girls by their friends, but (with some exceptions) not these boys. I don't view it as favoritism as I have many classes where all the students work well so I try to put them all next to people who they work well with, but I don't want them to think I favor girls over boys.
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Would you have had a similar arrangement with the boys by their friends if they worked well together and the girls separated if they didn't? If so, then I don't think it's favoritism.
     
  4. HistoryVA

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    It's not favoritism if its a direct result of the choices the students have made.
     
  5. dgpiaffeteach

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    I don't view that as favoritism. It's a reward for doing what they're supposed to be doing.
     
  6. gr3teacher

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    If you're concerned about it being perceived as favoritism, then sit them next to each other and give them the specific conditions for staying together. If they step out of line and the girls don't, you can clearly point out why they lost the privilege.
     
  7. JustMe

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    Not favoritism.
     

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