Too much of a good thing: decorating the classrooms

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Here is a thought-provoking post from the Teacher Toolkit about research into young learner classroom and how garish posters and displays can affect the learners’ concentration and learning. The videos the post links to are quite interesting: researchers speak about their findings and suggest looking at the classroom environment and taking into account the age of the learners and how easily they can be distracted. I for one have seen plenty of adults looking at some kids’ old classwork (with noticeable errors) instead of lesson materials, but it also concerns high-quality published posters. So, back to basics and grey walls?

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