K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

Classroom arrangement

Horseshoe arrangement

The horseshoe arrangement requires either a larger space or fewer numbers of students. Sometimes, a double-horseshoe can be used if there is space to nest one inside of the other. In this arrangement, the teacher, positioned at the opening of the horseshoe, can see all students well, although some students may not be able to see all of their classmates as well. Return to the article “Managing and Improving Behavior in Inclusive Educational Environments.”

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