Teachers, this is your ultimate classroom design guide. This is designed to be your one stop for all the ideas and inspiration you need for classroom setup, décor, bulletin boards, themes, organization classroom management and so much more.
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Your classroom is a place where your students will learn and grow. Creating a welcoming atmosphere in your class takes planning and inspiration. This post will help you with both.
We’ll take a look at what some other creative teachers are doing in their classrooms to help you find ideas that will work for you and your students.
Here are some items this classroom guide will go over:
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One of the first decisions to make in your classroom is how you want to set it up.
When deciding your classroom design and structure here are some ideas and questions to think about to get you started:
Read more classroom setup ideas in this post…
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Next, as part of your classroom design plan you’ll want to consider adding flexible seating options in your class. Many teachers have found benefits with flexible seating including improved focus and concentration.
Here are some questions to ask to decide on the right seating?
For an in-depth look at flexible seating options in the classroom read this post…
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One of the fun parts of classroom design is choosing your classroom decorations.
Here are some questions you can decide to get you inspired to set up your décor:
If you’re looking for more classroom décor inspiration, then you’ll want to check out this post…
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Do you want to create a classroom theme? This is optional and many teachers like the idea because it keeps a cohesive look and feel in the classroom. Plus, it’s just fun.
Here are some fun classroom themes to consider:
For examples of each of these classroom themes with pictures you can read this…
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The next step in your classroom design is to plan the setup of your bulletin boards. Planning ahead for bulletin boards through the year will make your life easier.
Here are a few questions to decide with your bulletin boards:
For the first of the year, you may want to create a bulletin board that includes students’ names. This will help students feel excited and welcome in the classroom.
For bulletin board inspiration check out this post…
At the end of the school year, you can create a fun bulletin board to help wrap up the school year.
Find some fun ideas for these summer bulletin boards here…
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Does your class have space for a library? If so, then next, you’ll want to think about the setup of your classroom library as you design your class.
Here are some things to consider when planning your classroom library:
For more ideas and inspiration to create a beautiful and functional classroom library read this post…
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A big part of classroom design is organization. Take time now to plan your classroom organization to save yourself time in the long run.
Here are some things to consider when setting up your classroom organization:
I have collected tons of amazing classroom organization ideas for you in this post…
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A teacher toolbox is a plastic toolbox that you fill with classroom organization supplies instead of screws and nails. Teachers label each compartment to make classroom organization a breeze.
For the complete how to guide to setting up your own teacher toolbox you’ll want to read this…
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A teacher cart is a rolling cart that is setup specifically to use in the classroom. Here are some of the best uses of a teacher cart:
To see how creative teachers have set up their teacher carts check out this post…
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For fun as your designing your class you may want to try some new ideas in your classroom.
Here are some of my favorite out of the box classroom ideas:
For a description of all of these classroom ideas and so much more you’ll want to read this…
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Next, you’ll want to consider adding some new classroom management strategies this year. Think about your daily classroom routines and if there are ways to make them go smoother.
Here are some areas that you may want to look for some new classroom management ideas:
Read all about these classroom management ideas and more here…
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A new classroom management idea for motivating students that kids are loving is desk pets.
Desk pets are animal erasers that students can earn as part of a classroom incentive program.
Teachers have found creative ways to use these in the classroom. Here are some of the best ideas:
For the best ideas to add desk pets in your classroom this year read this post…
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Why not learn from other teachers’ creative ideas that you may not have thought of when planning your classroom design. What have other teachers come up with to make their life easier that you can copy in your classroom?
Here are some clever teacher hacks that you might want to try in your class:
I hope you found this classroom design guide helpful and will use some of these ideas in your class this year. If you loved this post, please share it!
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