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108: The Myth of Classroom Decor

Teachers enjoy decorating their classroom, but making over a classroom with stuff does not improve student achievement or instructional effectiveness. Tune in to hear about 3 characteristics that make over a classroom – and one of them is not classroom décor!

Quotables

  • Making your classroom an effective, enjoyable space without the investment of classroom décor is the number one transformative decision you can make during your career
  • First you dream it up and then you enforce it
  • What you let slide, they get away with
  • It’s not personal, just protocol
  • A leader is not someone who tells others what to do, but someone who helps others do what needs to be done
  • You are as effective as what you plan
  • Rationales go a long way
  • Your intentionality in environment and leadership carries into instruction

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  • Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com
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  • Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.