Tips for Setting up Your Art Classroom to Boost Student Engagement
The way you outfit your classroom will impact your students' engagement levels and ability to learn. The best ways to make your classroom more engaging — without dipping into distracting — include:
- Feature inspiring role models: Putting up artwork, photographs and quotes featuring leaders and heroes will help students gain a greater sense of aspiration and belonging, especially when their interests are displayed and highlighted.
- Balance wall colors Ensure there's a balance between bright and muted colors on the walls of your art classroom.
- Allow in natural light: Try to keep windows clear of any posters or hangings unless you're experiencing outside distractions or glare. Ensuring your art classroom is well lit can boost student achievement.
- Hang visual aids: Diagrams, maps and charts are excellent visual aids for children. Posters that reinforce art lessons can certainly facilitate student learning.
- Avoid clutter: Leave ample space between displays to achieve an organized look. Resist the urge to continue adding decorations — try swapping out existing paintings or hangings with newer ones.
- Display student work: Celebrating your students' achievements will help them take more pride in what they do, remember the material and feel a greater sense of responsibility for their work.
- Avoid student displays of grades or scores: While displaying scores or grades can motivate high-performing students, it may backfire for other students, so it's best to keep walls clear of scores.
Why Choose The Classroom Store for Your Art Supplies?
Since 1894, Kurtz Bros., Inc. has provided classroom art equipment to facilitate the children's education, from early childhood through graduation. Through The Classroom Store, we ship equipment for your art classroom from our facility just off I-80 in central Pennsylvania.
Other reasons to choose us for your art equipment include:
- We have a large selection of hard-to-find, close-out classroom art products.
- We source our selection from a wide array of manufacturers.
- We offer custom manufactured products as well as fun bargains for classroom teachers.
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Put your new classroom ideas into action with art equipment from The Classroom Store.
Kurtz Bros., Inc. inaugurated The Classroom Store in 2020. We use our more than 100 years of experience in education to help you make your classroom decoration ideas a reality. Shop by category, brand or new products to make finding your classroom art supplies as easy as possible.
Amp up the creativity of your art room and order school art equipment from The Classroom Store. Contact us with questions about our website, your order or any questions you may have about our school art equipment today.