What I’m thinking of, however, is an organically cluttered classroom that reflects the students who work there. Entering a classroom where the only things posted are tornado and fire drill instructions makes me wonder about the ideas that are shared in that space, the value of the products created. Even the most direct, knowledge-transmission instruction begs for images, samples, graphics, mistakes and exemplars–and further questions. Things to wonder about, to contemplate.
From the blog post: Classroom Walls: We Don’t Need No Thought Control – Teacher in a Strange Land – Education Week Teacher by Nancy Flanagan.
Interesting thoughts on classroom & school wall displays. Nancy also shares some neat ideas for displays. Will your walls reflect rules, regulations and the like, or will it reflect the learning that takes place within?