Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations
When choosing decorations for your classroom, it is important to keep in mind some dos and don’ts.
• Don’t use too much clutter.
A well-decorated classroom can be attractive but too much decoration can make it difficult to focus on the material being taught.
• Use bright, cheerful colors.
These will create an inviting and fun environment.
• Be mindful of the time of year.
In the winter, for example, a classroom might be adorned with Christmas trees and wreaths, while in the summertime students might prefer an environment with more outdoor elements.
• Keep in mind the age of your students.
Younger students might be more interested in toys and games while older students might prefer more traditional classroom decorations.
• Pay attention to the layout of the room.
Certain decorations might work better in one area of the room while others might be better placed in a different area.
• Do not use too many decorations that are large or heavy.
This can be difficult to move around or put away and can make it difficult for students to get around the room.
• Do not use decorations that are too bright or loud.
These types of decorations can be disruptive and difficult for students to concentrate.
• Do not use decorations that are too personal or revealing.
This can be embarrassing for students and can make it difficult for them to learn.
• Do not use decorations that are too politically or culturally sensitive.
This can be offensive to some students and offensive to the culture of the country or region in which the school is located.