Do You Have an Inspiring Classroom?
Everyone needs inspiration, including teachers and students. The best way to keep your students and yourself from burning out is by creating an inspiring classroom. Wondering what that looks like? I found an infographic on Twitter that can help. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
Quizalizeapp posted an infographic on their Twitter account called the “10 Characteristics of an Inspiring Classroom.” EdTech Team created the infographic, which you can see below. To see a larger version of this image, click here.
If your classroom isn't inspiring you anymore, chances are your students aren't inspired by it either. Thankfully, the infographic above lists 10 different ways you can transform your classroom into the kind you've dreamed about. Some are pretty simple and won't cost you anything, such as removing clutter and reclaiming spaces. Other improvements might cost a little, such as adding writable spaces or adding more color, but bring long term benefits that make the small costs more than worth it.
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How did you make your classroom inspiring? What other ways could you transform a classroom?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.