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What Research Tells Us about Classroom Decor

November 11, 2022

I have two colleagues who couldn’t differ more in their approach to classroom decoration. The first teacher’s door, walls, and even ceiling are adorned with crafts, posters, mobiles, and brightly colored murals that correlate with various topics and themes studied throughout the school year. The other teacher’s classroom is simple, spartan…even sterile. I’ve wondered on occasion which approach is best for students. After all, it’s clear that the environment we work in impacts both our behavior and performance. Studies by environmental psychologists illustrate how color schemes, lighting, and even the appearance of the waitstaff in restaurants influence our dining habits. Read More