How to Create a Focus Wall Using a White Board in the Classroom

Classroom management is the key to student success. This blog post from the Clutter-Free Classroom shows teachers an easy way to help students understand the daily expectations which will greatly improve student learning and independence.

Sadly this was one of those Pinterest "dead links" which breaks my heart because there is so much more I want to see. I love those "rules" above the board and am wondering if there are more around the room. However, the main reason I am sharing this idea is because I think it is purposeful and well-organized.

I have long been a fan of using electrical tape to section off a white board. It creates a clean, crisp line and peels off. Here are my tips for putting it up. Use a ruler (and admittedly I'm a bit OCD and usually also use a level) to draw a line on the white board in dry erase marker. Next just roll the tape onto the board using the line as your guide.

Next up, I really like the vinyl letters (stickers?) because it is uniform. The all black is really nice because the focus will be on the content of the board. Plus, it will be super easy to change out skills and info and easy means it is more likely to be used.

Classroom management is the key to student success. This blog post from the Clutter-Free Classroom shows teachers an easy way to help students understand the daily expectations which will greatly improve student learning and independence.




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