In chairs, correct?
Well, for the first 20 days… I mixed them up everyday, just to get to know each other and the room setup.
One day they'd be at table A, the next day table C, back to Table A, then over to table B, etc. etc.
It's all about "location, location, location."
I do that so they know which seats are the best to sit in… and which ones aren't.
So then, recently, I quizzed them with a map of the classroom.
"Go ahead and pick the top 6 seats you would like to sit in… and you have to pick at least 1 from each table. You can't talk to anyone about it, and then hand in your map to me."
Then, I take all of the papers, and I turn it into a real estate situation. The seats that more students want to sit in… I'm going to charge that seat more rent (and more to buy later if they wanted to)… and the seats that aren't so popular are going to cost less.
Just like the real world… everyone wants to be near water (or so it seems)… and the prices go through the roof!
This year, most students want to sit towards the middle of the room, where in past years it was a little different. That was a little surprising to me.
THAT'S why I quiz them every year, because I'm not the one sitting in the seats… THEY are!
Now, tomorrow they get to find out where they're going to sit, and some students are going to have to either get another job, or be real careful with their budgeting!!!
Kind of like …. real life, wouldn't you say?
Can't wait to see their reactions in the morning… it'll be priceless.
Some of them won't think so, though. :)