Put creative minds together, give them the 'end in mind' requirements, and what do you get? A new, fresh seating arrangement that works within the constraints of your room!
Setting up desks in my classroom was one of those 'not so fun' jobs. Knowing young minds have that creative edge, I put together a group activity my students could work on while practicing Covey's 2nd habit. Knowing the 'end in mind' will allow groups to put together an arrangement that fits your classroom needs.
Whether studying the 7 Habits or wanting students to practice working together cooperatively, this activity requires focus and trial/error as they try to comply with the 'end in mind' requirements and come up with a winning arrangement The result? A new classroom setup agreed upon by all your hours--because they will be the ones who vote. (If doing this with just one hour, the lesson is the same, but the 'voting' process will be easier--just one class!)
What you get with this purchase:
--how to set up your classroom map (with an example)
--the lesson plan
--rubric example (with the 'end in mind' so it's done well)
--the student voting process
--an example of a winning design
--setting up the new classroom arrangement