Some classrooms lend themselves to decorating. Some teachers are better classroom decorators than others. I’d point you to uberpopular social media site Pinterest to prove these points. Some of you are simply amazing, turning something as simple as a light switch into a teaching moment. Not just a bland-as-unsalted popcorn teaching moment, but a teaching moment seemingly designed by a freewheeling combination of Salvador Dali, Beverly Cleary, and Michelangelo. Come on, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
By cruel twist of fate or simple bad luck, good teachers can sometimes end up with impossible spaces. Too many windows? Not enough wall space? Cheap flooring? High ceilings? A recipe that will be difficult to improve upon. Factor in the constraints of a slim or nonexistent budget? What’s a teacher to do?
In my high-ceiling/underwhelming-wall-space classroom, the key to decorating rested on the unbending versatility of heavy-duty fishing line.
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