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Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast - Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network 10th July 2017
108: The Myth of Classroom Decor
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108: The Myth of Classroom Decor

Teachers enjoy decorating their classroom, but making over a classroom with stuff does not improve student achievement or instructional effectiveness. Tune in to hear about 3 characteristics that make over a classroom – and one of them is not classroom décor!


  • Making your classroom an effective, enjoyable space without the investment of classroom décor is the number one transformative decision you can make during your career
  • First you dream it up and then you enforce it
  • What you let slide, they get away with
  • It’s not personal, just protocol
  • A leader is not someone who tells others what to do, but someone who helps others do what needs to be done
  • You are as effective as what you plan
  • Rationales go a long way
  • Your intentionality in environment and leadership carries into instruction

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  • Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in College

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