The most fun part was hitting the two dusters together and making clouds of chalk dust go everywhere. What fun. I found this decorating tip to be very helpful to me and wanted to share: During study hall the last week of school with testing done~ and less assignments for the students to work on~ I often asked if anyone wished to cut out "fresh" letters for next year's bulletin boards. They were joined in pairs and bolted to the floor – vastly different from the movable furniture used now. It’s EPIC, the Exceptional Pinterest-Inspired Classroom. My classroom is mostly natural with plants and wood instead of colorful plastic. How important is a comfortable classroom? Clean classrooms. I agree with you. As you say, that is what we should all do. You got it in one, Anne – ‘another way of making hard-working people feel inadequate!’ and of spending their hard-earned money. I like that you remember your own work being displayed in the classroom and having feelings that it was a space you could call your own. I also appreciate your sharing your classroom memories. Please share your thoughts. Like Charli, I wasn’t aware classroom decoration was a thing. Ah, but I appreciate your lighthearted stab at the showboating of EPIC in your flash. Learn how your comment data is processed. How could we? Sadly I don’t have the budget for it. It made me feel sad for the teachers already strapped and trying to supply students who can’t afford the ridiculous lists of school supplies. I love the sound of your classroom displays celebrating poets, and then as a tiny Hogwarts. I remember when I went to school classroom decoration was limited to the long large pinup board at the back of the classroom. Most people are saying they don’t remember their classroom walls, or not much about them. While we always … Activity centers can be very … Post was not sent - check your email addresses! As if there is not enough other pressure. , That for sharing your memories of classroom displays, Debby. as long as I could find that exceptional ‘e’ word. I like the idea that teachers get to channel their own creativity in doing the displays, but I like the concept of children filling the classrooms with their own work. ( Log Out /  In this post you will see 51 amazing classroom decoration ideas including how to create a cozy reading nook, an amazing teacher space, killer bulletin boards and classrooms that are so gorgeous they don’t even look like classrooms. I enjoyed seeing the photo of your classroom on your blog. It’s Earth’s latest trend. It's your home away from home~ make it inviting with lots for students to see about what you will be teaching~ current events~inspirational quotes~ pictures of places in the world~hanging works of students~ having personal things(in my case-bears~ sunflowers and almost anything purple~ my 6th grade report card and picture~ etc). So I’m not sure if I can blame its lack of value to me on it, or on me. I can remember liking to clean the chalkboard (we called them blackboards) too. However, starting off the school year with blank walls will leave visual learners feeling bored and … I don’t think it’s effective that way. Every student’s work was up on the board. So perhaps the value to me (us) is that I (we) learned to use time better? If it’s on my walls, for the most part the kids have helped create it and/or it serves a purpose in the room. ( Log Out /  . Some classrooms today are really done well for kids, with room for their work. I know other people who aren’t comfortable unless every space is filled with some sort of Knick knack or object. I do worry that teachers are under pressure to outdo each other in decorating their classrooms. As with body image, are these images sending the wrong message? You seem to feel a similar way to the way I do about classroom decoration. It’s new to this decade, and the sharing phenomenon isn’t exclusive to Pinterest. I had gotten an invite when that program first started. Teacher's Lounge Virtual Instruction Advice - Keeping My Smile. They need some sense of ownership and belonging. I had reversed the colors of the lady bug. Despite a teacher's best intentions, a cluttered classroom environment could be distracting students from learning. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I think what children will remember most is a kind-hearted teacher who inspires them to learn. While we always did it (decorated our classrooms), we didn’t share and compare on social media. I love how your flash parodies the over the top attitude of some. How are they decorated? Or let them select from images – eg horses in a field, birds flying, whales, dolphins, images from fairy tales – a few lines of poetry, the national anthem – but to keep it calm and not overly busy. I guess Pinterest and Instagram are both more for photos. The classrooms of my youth had a banner above the chalk board that displayed the alphabet. So informative in its storytelling. I’m personally pretty minimalist in my decorating. I think what children remember most is a kind teacher who inspires them to learn, not an extravagantly decorated room. Classroom Decoration Ideas. In fact my classrooms used to fill up pretty quickly with children’s work or charts we’d made together – not so much with things I’d printed out. Exactly! Ah, Pinterest. Your search will bring up hundreds, indeed thousands, of ‘best’ classroom décor ideas. ( Log Out /  With exquisite exhibits and enlightening exposures, it’s the most, enticing, enriching, educational environment, established on Earth. While I don’t believe in the bare wall theory as proposed by some, if there is too much on the walls, and particularly if they didn’t contribute to it, children may either ignore it or simply find it distracting. Most of my working life (and all of my school days, which together equate to most of my life ) has taken place in a classroom. Importance of decorating your classroom I truly believe that a classroom should be an inviting place. And it was only after a parent pointed it out that I realized my error. While I had been contemplating a post about Pinterest classrooms for a while, this week seemed the perfect time, even if this isn’t the post I had been planning. Seuss Truffula Trees for the Classroom – Pool noodles wrapped with duct tape and party tissue paper balls make the perfect Truffula trees for classroom decorating with a Dr. Seuss theme twist.. What an inspiring set of classroom decorating … It’s interesting that the evidence is mixed on the displays in classrooms. I remember bard walls with chalk boards and perhaps cork boards. Heavily decorated classrooms can bombard students with too much visual information, interfering with their memory and ability to focus, a new study finds. Hi Jules, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these issues. I read your flash over at Charli’s blog, Norah, and I thought it was good. Hmm… I’ll have to think on that. Too much visual stimulation in the classroom can be distracting, the layout may be unwelcoming, or the classroom wall color may have a negative impact on … How they can possibly afford these extravagances is beyond me. Classroom decoration ideas for preschool should be different from the other classroom setups. When the clutter piles up, my mind does, too. I have to admit I don’t pay a lot of attention to Pinterest myself. I had brief tilts at other minor roles, but overall, the classroom has been my workplace. I always had a few welcoming posters, but most of the space was for children’s work. I’m not sure if it’s still the same, but the Montessori school near me didn’t display anything on the walls to avoid distracting children. So perhaps that’s the reason the evidence is conflicting – people are sooo different! Thank you. In fact, they don’t have to, it’s their choice, but the pressure (from each other) seems to be there. ‘They’ say we can make time for the things that are most important and not to feel guilty about that which we cannot do. Your eyes won’t believe. Developing a culture of growth. Instagram seems to be the same too. Central idea: Your classroom decor is a great teaching tool. I used to send lots of posts there and don’t even do that anymore. More often than not it is the teacher who has spend a lot of time laminating, cutting and gluing inspirational quotes, colourful pictures and labels everywhere. Great post! Roll up! Your flash fiction is a perfect spoof on just this. I am also not one to decorate my desk area at work like some do. Find all the essentials to make your classroom a unique learning space. Different desk arrangements produce different behaviors from students. … I agree with you that children need to be empowered to create their own space. If you’re in doubt, just Google ‘Pinterest classroom’. It's report card time and you face the prospect of writing constructive, insightful, and original comments on a couple dozen report cards or more. lol love the idea, one lady posted how her ten year old daughter redecorates her entire room to reflect each change of season … paint colour to her own art and favourite sayings … love the creativity! Yes~ we have lots and lots of responsibilities placed upon~ and it seems more and more each year … A few years ago, I conducted an audit of a school setting to provide recommendations about the layout of the school and how it contributed to behaviour … I don’t recall my classroom walls at all so I suspect they were bare. Add color to your classroom and encourage student engagement with fun and functional decorations! … Go where the prompt leads. However, plain white walls have been found to lead to difficulty in concentration and restlessness 3. But you don’t need a lot of money for that. I had fun with that. When I started teaching, I like the bare walls so I could fill them with student work. Concerns about harmful effects of social media messages on young, and not-so-young, people’s body image are often expressed. In fact, they were still in use in my first couple of years of teaching. Plus, I will show you where to get the cutest signs for your classroom. When I saw figures this week about how much teachers in the US earn, I am appalled. , Not really worked out Pinterest as a writer in truth. But we did have to stand up to answer a question or to greet a classroom visitor. Classroom environments, including design, setup and decor, have a tremendous impact on student engagement and success. Thank you, Molly. There are all different colours of ladybirds in books. I appreciate your feedback. . What do you think? You needed an invite then. There are many wonderful classrooms beautifully decorated with children’s work – just as it should be. It was a tough write, trying to get the genre and the flow right, and I know I didn’t quite get it, but then, it had to be 99 words. I do like to have a decorated classroom though. I have not gotten involved with pinterest. In addition, this case study highlights the importance of conducting assessment on classroom … I used borders to separate the wall space into many sections. Thanks for reading and commenting. With no space left empty, it’s elaborate, exciting, extols energy. To pine for those things I couldn’t have was depressing. Otherwise I usually have some inspirat, Loved the flash Norah. . The students would have loved it. unexpected importance of a classroom’s symbolic features, such as objects and wall décor, in influencing student learning and achievement in that environment. Thus, it is crucial for you to set the playful classroom. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Come one, come all. I don’t think quality teaching is dependent upon an elaborately decorated classroom. I had thought it would be a way of keeping track of articles to read or things to write about, but I rarely remember to use it. Thanks for stopping by to read and share your wisdom. But I’ve never been one to be a sheep lead to bleat the same boring tune. For a relative newcomer, in my terms anyway, Pinterest has made quite an impact on the world, particularly on the world of the classroom. The comments are supporting my theory. Enlist your students to create art works for you! I think it’s only become such a thing in the last few years with the advent of social media. Jan 18, 2021 - Creative classroom spaces for students to learn, experiment and play. I just think I don’t have enough of it. , We have to choose the best few that work for us and focus there . Enjoy your own decorating. Neat flash and perfect acronym, Thank you, Geoff. A bright classroom that reflects school values, and celebrates children’s learning, is an important part of the teaching and learning puzzle. When I taught, though, I decorated (not at the university, of course, but in grades 6-8). I sometimes think I must have a go and pin something and do, but then don’t for months until I think of it again. In conclusion, classroom design is very important and can affect students’ behavior in the classroom. Thank you so much for reading and commenting over at the Ranch and here, Robbie. I’d love to know your thoughts. Am enjoying unpacking and decorating my own home … . And I didn’t need a bulletin board on a public space to display my wants. Teacher's Lounge - Advice for Virtual Instruction:... Webinar: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) - Adding Tools... 125 Report Card Comments I’m pleased you enjoyed my epic flash. . There are only so many hours in a day. There’s so much to see. In this case, the preschool students are likely to enjoy playing. I’m not familiar with those ones, Jules, and I’m not sure that I’ve learned to use my time better. That’s great! It seems obvious to me that whilst can/should be decorated to assist learning (and therefore not overstimulate) and to display the children’s work (which is part of the process of assisting learning). Here we put up our artwork that we did in art class, and the teachers would put up important things we should know like the Periodic Table. It is relatively important to lead the classroom … I Googled classroom decorating and Pinterest and wow, those are quite some fancy classrooms, complete with throw cushions and themes. That’s very kind of you. — Interview with Brooke Graham #readilearn, Riding the Zipline Down Under #flashfiction, But I want it now! During parent conferences, the students are proud to point out their works to their parents. But, I agree with you about it becoming background that’s not noticed or a distraction. But on a happier note of discussion, you are using the flash fiction as a tool and thinking about how to write your stories. Image Credit: Flickr: Marragem What colours you use within your classroomcan significantly affect attention span and mood. I used to have those wooden desks with the lids that opened up too. COPYRIGHT 1996 - 2021 BY EDUCATION WORLD, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Decor and Soft Furnishing. I wouldn’t worry too much about them. I don’t use Pinterest for inspiration anymore because of the amount of times I’ve had EPF (Epic Pinterest Fail). Go where the prompt leads, readilearn: Introducing Sonia Bestulic author of Reece Give Me Some Peace, With a Little Help from My Friends #flashfiction, Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin #free ebook, Go Away, Worry Monster! I like your suggestion about involving the children, Susan. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I don’t know how they could afford it either unless these are photos of private or charter school which are becoming ways to cater to wealthier districts. Yes~ we have lots and lots of responsibilities placed upon~ and it seems more and more each year but I think "bare" walls are not something you should have in your classroom.So~ especially for new teachers....I say decorate your room~ even if you teach high school!!! But the Textiliste loves it. I don’t recall any Pinterest worthy exhibits. Reports of studies show conflicting evidence about displays being distracting. Your children will remember you for the ways in which you inspire them, not what’s on your walls. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This aspect of the classroom needs to be carefully considered to enhance … How long can you wait? Thanks for sharing. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and receive. It’s interesting. I can barely get my head wrapped around focusing on the decor rather than the activities and the children. Now, this EPIC-ness, which only highlights the growing gaps between wealthy districts and struggling ones. I would begin decorating my room for the fall. Really. Roll up! Thanks for introducing me to another way of making hard-working people feel inadequate! I don’t remember stark walls. COPYRIGHT 1996-2016 BY EDUCATION WORLD, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. . This is my response. I’d rather pick up things at the dollar store. and to focus on each other and activities. Which is also an appalling trend when other teachers are bringing food to their classes. Students helped me take down all my boards.After the room was bare~ and can remember a major echo in the room~ it didn't stay that way for long. I don’t remember the seats lifting though. Designed to Inspire: The importance of classroom decorating For teachers in the Northern hemisphere, it’s summer which means time for that well-deserved vacation. Wow! and commented: ( Log Out /  With design in mind, ‘Clever Classrooms’ found that changing the colour of the walls can increase learning potential and levels of engagement. What the children will remember most is the relationship with a teacher who touches their lives, not the decorations on the walls. Change ). When I taught that Harry Potter workshop I wrote, the place was transformed with into a tiny Hogwarts. You are so right that children will remember the teacher the most – someone there to guide them and make their days fun-filled. This whole thing is great. When I taught a unit on poets, poetry and poets went up. , I’ve never knowingly pinned. Norah, I didn’t realize classroom decorating was even a thing, although I do recall the student-crafted artwork of earlier grades and educational posters and pull-down maps of later years. My least favorite teacher go-to place. It doesn’t happen now. I think we have a home designer in the making there. In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an epic workplace. The students have no connection to the material and it serves no purpose. It took ages to dust it off our dark green uniforms. A decorated classroom should just be an added bonus . Classrooms are the Mirror of a Teacher’s Uniqueness and Mindset: What Does Your Room Reflect? I do believe that over stimulation can be harmful if not just plain annoying. See more ideas about creative classroom, classroom, classroom decor. top education news, lesson ideas, teaching tips and more! College classes were bare and my brief class was what I planned to introduce to students as our “blank canvas.” I did stumble across the Pinterest classrooms and holy smokes — some looked like the lounging area of a swanky Starbucks! I suppose I’m hopeful in thinking that most are doing it out of a desire to just share their thoughts and passion for decorating. Simple and organized decorated classrooms enhance calm … For me, summer means long evenings, … — Interview with Brooke Graham #readilearn, Riding the Zipline Down Under #flashfiction, And so it begins — a New School Year – #readilearn, With a Little Help from My Friends #flashfiction, Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin #free ebook, Go Away, Worry Monster! Your ears won’t deceive. With a career spanning five decades (but not fifty years – yet), I think it could be categorised as epic. When one of the first social media things came about there were some games that were … how is the polite way to say “Time Eaters” – yes I was thinking of a different word than eaters… you had to build your city or farm and gain points by interaction with others – I’m not sure what the value was other than a way to place advertisements to the masses. I’m pleased you like the story. Pinterest is not only new to this century. What I’ve seen so far looks beautiful – very calming and peaceful. Dr. Reinisch cites a study of 25 first-graders whose classroom was … Thank you, Kelvin. Reblogged this on So, You Think You Can Teach ESL? It would be easy to believe that an elaborately decorated classroom is of greatest importance to teachers today. From bulletin boards to wall charts and posters, get all of your classroom decoration ideas here. Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. A classroom … No More Question: Time Schedule. After a huge time span of looking around – I decided that it wasn’t for me. Creating a place where young students are happy to be is important, which can be provided in part by the teachers, but also in part by the physical classroom. Your Classroom Layout Here's What's Important to Know !! It’s the competition and comparison that can be counter-productive and work against teacher happiness rather than improve it. It can help lift my students’ mood! The importance of emotional intelligence, And so it begins — a New School Year - #readilearn, A celebration of Australian picture books #3 — Kim Michelle Toft. 30 Awesome Classroom Themes & Ideas For the New School Year Check out our Needs Improvement Report Card Comments for even more comments! This new attraction will have you enthralled. However, rather than tackle my career, I realised that Pinterest-Inspired Classrooms fitted neatly into the EPIC acronym. While they do look lovely and the children would enjoy it, I don’t think teachers should have to do it from their own resources. The Importance of Classroom Design Samantha Thomsen The first thing you notice when walking into a classroom - especially an elementary classroom - is how it looks and how it is set up. I’m pleased the flash worked. The seats also lifted when you stood up which was often to answer any question or greet any person. (Love the flash!) Sometimes it is good to get an idea or two from others. 14. It would cost teachers a lot of their hard-earned money to decorate their classrooms so extravagantly. The desks were interesting, those old-fashioned ones with a lid that lifted up and you put your stuff inside. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Loved your flash piece, Norah! It must cost quite a bit to decorate a class like that (with both teachers and students footing the bill). I also agree with you and don’t think teachers should have to foot paying for a decorated classroom. I’d love to know what you think. Classroom decor plays an important role in class management. I do remember thinking it was a lark to be the one to clean the chalkboard at the end of the day. Browse bulletin board ideas … Oh, horrors! yes exactly as I planned inside, no idea the outside would be so much setting up . It allows children to feel relaxed and comfortable. When I came down the end of August to set up my room~ I just removed the paper and could move to other tasks needing to be done for the first day of school. I sure was in the minority! I hope we enjoy many teacher discussions, there and here. What about your children’s classrooms, or your own (if you are a teacher)? Thank you, Patricia. Struggling Students? Your ladybirds sound cute. When walking into classrooms, I like to ask students “what’s this display about?” After a short amount of time you get to understand who has decorated the class and for what purpose. 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Having this background does make it even better as it provides more context to your thoughts. Hi Norah, when I went to school, we had those desk with the lid open, and no decoration on the wall. Well done, Norah! It can! I think some may get caught up in trying to outdo each other on social media with their class decor. As time went on, I displayed student-works in subjects such as reading, arts, science, social studies, and student profiles. It was pretty much all handmade and something my class could call our own . I truly believe that a classroom should be an inviting place. I didn’t want it to be taken seriously. It was on stuff for the children to use and do. Research what colour stimulates eg creativity- 1. No thanks, I don't need to stay current on what works in education! To satisfy my Admin, I did junk up my walls but left spaces for what really mattered. If teachers compare their classroom décor with that of others, perhaps in very different situations, will they constantly come up short? Like you I probably should. What if the children were asked what they would like on the walls? classroom-based model of student engagement, the findings provide insights on how classroom design affords student engagement and offer suggestions for improving the redesign and implementation of active learning classrooms. It’s empowering, engrossing. It’s a universe first, and it happened on Earth. You reminded me of a time when I was in charge of two year (almost three) year old children. They need to have a sense of ownership as well as belonging. I’ve taught for 17 years now and my classroom is far from Pinterest worthy. The Importance of Classroom Decoration - MA If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. As for Pinterest, I don’t have any spare time to spend there. I think each teacher should do what he or she feels is best for everyone (teacher’s happiness and students’ attention). . No one’s excluded. Thank you for reading. classroom desks, classroom tables, etc.) Your classroom layout and classroom furniture (e.g. I agree with you about what really matters – the children’s work! I’m pleased you checked out the classrooms on Pinterest, Mabel. I’m pleased my flash worked. I can’t even remember the walls of my schools. Exactly! Classroom design and learning go hand it hand, with a key factor being the decoration and furnishing. Terrific flash, Norah. Social media didn’t exist. Hi Sarah, I think you’re sensible to not compare your work with others and do what you feel is best. What a wonderful post, Norah. . Maybe that’s why I’m a minimalist and love to see bare spaces on my walls. I don’t remember anything other than a Crucifix (I went to a Catholic school), a photo of the Queen, and a flip book of large cloth charts. It’s entertaining, electrifying, edifying too. I’m pleased you saw the flash as a parody. Still having a correlation with the previous point, but this is going … In general, I work better without clutter, noise, or excessive decorations. I’ve not gotten into Pinterest either, though the way you describe it in your last sentence is the way it was described to me, too. Muted tones can help create a calming atmosphere, enhancing the ability to concentrate 2. Then~ students offered to cover the boards with newspaper so the construction paper didn't fade over the summer. These things are also very important in alternative environments, … I agree with you about Pinterest and other social media – there’s too much choice and too little time! I work better without distractions so I’m wondering if children do, too! Here are 125 positive report card comments for you to use and adapt! Do you remember the walls of your childhood classroom? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I don’t think the children will have minded or be forever scarred. It’s a sensory explosion, for all to explore. , I like to do that when possible. Generally, bright colours can evoke excitement and fun an… I must say that Pinterest does have some good craft activities. I’m pleased you enjoyed my story. What a sad state that our children today don’t get to do this! If they spend copious amounts of time, and money, on decorating their room, how much will they have left for professional reading and planning? I am in favour of children’s work being displayed and children having input into the display. At first~ I used to get a confused look from staff but eventually~ I found many other teachers using this "pre" readiness idea. Shop the Classroom Decorations Gallery from Teacher Created Resources. You saw the flash Norah i wouldn ’ t aware classroom decoration is often overlooked because teachers will fill walls! 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