“One of my mentors at U Mass did his doctorate in classroom environments. He then took a temporary job as head custodian of a school to get a better firsthand sense of the physical environments of schools. One of his primary conclusions was that classrooms were usually arranged to meet the needs of the custodial staff more than the needs of students.”

From Mark Phillips’ article for Edutopia titled “A Place for Learning”

Great point, huh?  How many times have we really carefully considered what seating arrangement is best for learning?