Little research apparently has been done about how to make effective use of classroom walls. Anecdotically many of us are impressed and feel the energy of a creatively decorated classroom.
But, in some instances, it appears we may want to rethink our reactions. A new study, reported in The New York Times today, found that when kindergartners were taught in highly decorated classrooms, they were more distracted than when they were taught in a room that was comparatively spartan.
Does this new study give you pause? Stop you in your tracks? Does the new study have you rethinking how early in August you’ll be in your classroom decorating? BlogCEA wants to hear about your reactions.