Should tables be used in adult Sunday School classes?
Let’s explore the positives and negatives of using tables in an adult Sunday School classroom.
-Tables provide a place for learners to put their Bibles and learner guides.
-Tables provide a place for learners to write notes.
-Tables provide an opportunity for learners to sit closer and have more eye contact with other learners which often promote more discussion.
-Tables take up space that could be used for people.
-Tables limit the number of people that can be in the class.
-When the number of people in the class exceeds the number that can comfortably sit at the table(s) then those who cannot sit at the tables often feel they are not part of the group and do not enter into the discussion.
If tables are used it is recommended that the teacher sit at the table with the learners so he or she is a part of the group rather than standing and teaching.
When a class exceeds the number of people that can comfortably sit around the table(s), the class should remove the table(s) and place chairs in a circle so everyone can have good eye contact and discussion with others.
Make a comment and share what you think? Why do you like or dislike using tables in an adult Sunday School classroom?