Honors Projects


This ACTION research study aims to explore who should pick where students sit in a classroom. Disruptive behavior is a common issue in managing a classroom, so in this study, the results of each arrangement will be done by observing how often disruptive behavior happens in the classroom due to the seating arrangement. Student preference for seating arrangement will also be noted to determine if that affects disruptive behavior. The three arrangements to explore are: student choice, teacher choice, and random selection. By the end, the study will provide the arrangements effect as it relates to disruptive behavior and if each arrangement helps with classroom management to determine a strategy for seating assignments that can be used in any classroom.




Middle Childhood Education

First Advisor

Christina Miller

First Advisor Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Advisor

Mark Seals

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-22-2024