In modern classrooms, teachers spend too much time doing paperwork rather than actively engaging students. From lesson plans to behavior management plans and functional behavioral assessments, teachers are buried in paperwork. Use the free classroom seating chart to give you more time for teaching.
Why Use the Classroom Seating Chart?
The classroom seating chart is a free download. It’s fast and easy. Seating charts are mandatory for every class. More seating charts must be made for standardized testing situations. What used to take hours filling in the little squares with student names is now done in a flash using the customizable template.
How to Use the Classroom Seating Chart
- First, get out your rolls. The seating chart must account for every student on your roll. New teachers may be tempted to leave off the names of students known to have moved, or those who never show, but are still on the roll. Resist this temptation. In the event of legal action, the name needs to be there.
- Second, format the chart. Set the chart up to mimic the physical layout.
- Third, insert the student names. The template has a feature that allows you to put in important information with each student. Use this for really important things like when to send for routine medications, life threatening allergies and so on.
Tips on Using the Classroom Seating Chart
- First, remember the chart is not written in stone. If your seating arrangement is not working, move the students and make a new seating chart. This may need to be done a few times throughout the semester.
- Second, save student names in an electronic document. When needed, copy and paste the names to save time.
- Third, remember to put updated seating charts for every class in your substitute teacher folder.
- Lastly, make copies for taking roll. In seconds, you can make a mark through empty chairs on the chart and be done with attendance. Also, use it to track behaviors and rewards with tick marks.
- Most importantly, students requiring close physical proximity to the teacher, per accommodations, must be displayed as such on the seating chart. In the event of legal action, it’s the best way to prove the accommodation was provided.
All teachers have to make seating charts. Use the classroom seating chart template to do it fast and easy.
Download: Classroom Seating Chart
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