In most classrooms across Australia, the decor is reasonably dull and boring with a distinct focus on studious activity. This is, however, not an overly encouraging environment for the leaders of tomorrow, especially when many children are visual learners. Instead, you could try brightening up your classroom by investing in some colourful wall coverings and a custom board or two.
These days, coverings are available in a wide variety of colours, patterns, textures and materials, ensuring that you get the best choice for your classroom and your students. Vinyl is a perfect choice (because it’s easy to clean off those grubby little finger marks!), but embossed, fabric and even foil coverings all make a bright and colourful addition to any space. You could promote school spirit by choosing coverings in school colours, or you could carry through a theme, such as animals or space – the choice is yours!
There are a number of ways that custom-made whiteboards could brighten up your classroom and make it a much more interesting learning environment. You could use one as a creative way of organizing work groups for your students; you could turn one into a permanent roll for each morning; you could have permanent lines or boxes to help students write at the board; or you could even have a custom newsletter that you can change weekly or daily with notices for students and parents.
It is important to take into account the learning habits of our students, otherwise how can you ever expect them to learn and retain information? Try brightening up your classroom with some custom boards or wall coverings and see whether this encourages your students to pay more attention to their education.