Sitting in the Classroom This is inspired by a conversation with another sub, and my own experiences and observations. This is for the regular teachers, too. Just a few questions about sitting in the classroom. Most experts say it's best to "float," or walk around the room and monitor students instead of sitting at the teacher's desk. With that in mind... -do you sit at the teacher's desk at all? or a kidney table or on another seat in the room? -if you do sit, where are you sitting? In front of the room? Near a student's desk? Do you change position? Or do you stay in the teacher's desk? -if you do sit, what is the class doing? Are they reading, doing work, taking a test, etc? -if students need help, do they get up and come to you where you are sitting, or do you walk to their desk? -if students are working on something and appear to have a good handle on it (they understand and aren't asking for help), or they are doing something like silent reading, do you sit? -do you walk around and monitor a few minutes after starting a new activity, then sit? -do you feel awkward if a staff member suddenly enters the room and you are sitting at the teacher's desk? I kept meaning to post this topic because last week, I subbed for a class that did Daily 5. On the notes, the teacher encouraged me to read silently while the kids were doing the same thing. I was like, "Really?" It's good to model the practice for students, but I'm always paranoid about a staff member walking in and seeing me over at the teacher's desk (especially if I'm engrossed in a book!). Do you think it reflects negatively on a sub or regular teacher to be "caught" sitting? I think it's impractical to expect a person to stand for seven or eight hours, but I wanted to get some opinions of when and where it's appropriate to sit down in the classroom.