Do you ever feel pressured to put the most aesthetically-pleasing bulletin boards in your classroom?
We've all been there!
Creating eye-catching bulletin boards can become a chore that takes up way too much time!
And this is exactly what I discuss in this week's episode of Elevating Early Childhood, with my amazing guest, the brilliant Matt Halpern.
Matt has taught early elementary school for almost two decades. He is also a speaker and the author of Look at My Happy Rainbow: My Journey as a Male Kindergarten Teacher.
And today, he's here to discuss the walls in our classrooms!
Let's dive in!
Do aesthetically-pleasing bulletin boards really matter? (00:00)
Are you spending your own money on your classroom? (02:37)
The pressure of being a new teacher (08:07)
The classroom is the children's space (15:57)
Teach smarter, not harder (20:41)
How to include the children in decorating the classroom (23:12)
The more you do it, the bigger it gets (26:14)
My bulletin board philosophy (30:57)
Over decorated classrooms can cause overstimulation in students (33:54)
Matt's best advice (39:02)
- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.
- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.
- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.
- Visit Matt’s website here.
Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.
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