Going back to school means having at least the first 2 weeks of planning ready to go and of course, finding time to organize and (if you have more time) decorate your classroom.
As a foreign language teacher the only reason why I decorate my classroom is one thing: visual exposure (and yes, color coordination obsession too, but that is secondary.).
I have noticed how some vocabulary words are remembered by my students just by the fact that these words are somewhere around my classroom.
I personally like to create a word wall, posters, picture dictionaries or special desk plates about each topic I am teaching. My only goal is for my students to feel confident if we are having a speaking activity, and this is when my visual aids play a great role for me.
Do you decorate your classroom? What works for your and your students? Let me know in the comments.
Nos vemos pronto.
Resources you might like:
Looking for a complete set of posters for your classroom? This set contains useful phrases, numbers, colors, classroom rules and shapes. The bright colors are perfect to match with your classroom decoration.