I have to assign seats in several classes this year. I know I am delaying the inevitable - but I really hate assigning seats. It is more work for me, etc. But what I really worry about is moving someone who is trying away from the only thing that is getting through the class - because I don't see that.
Now, it is not one or two that are bugging me - but about 1/2 the class.
Do you put the talkers/disrupters up front so that maybe they will hush and learn? Do you put the people up front who have been choosing to sit up front and work, and split up the party animals in the back - they'll still talk but they won't be with their good buddies. Maybe it'll make 'em miserable.
Or do you just go for alphabetical or some other random that splits them up?