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Seating Plans for Whole Group Instruction


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Two by Two Seating Plan Facilitates Whole Group Instruction
Seating Plans for Whole Group Instruction

Two by Two Seating Chart

Jerry Webster

"Two by Two" seating facilitates large group instruction, but also permits quick brainstorming in pairs, or grouping in fours.


  • Orients the class toward the front of the classroom, where instruction occurs.
  • Creates aisles for the teacher to reach every student in the classroom.
  • Creates pairs for brainstorming, small group presentations, which can easily be added to another 2 to make groups of 4.
  • Limits disruptive or off task conversations.


  • Geared toward a preference to whole group instruction rather than collaborative learning.
  • Puts some students at some distance from instruction.

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