Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Growth Mindset Classroom Reveal (Part 1) #notreadytour

I have spent the last couple of days in my classroom... unpacking everything from the cabinets and setting up my room for this year.  It is taking me longer than I planned, but I am excited that my ideas for my Growth Mindset classroom are finally starting to come to fruition.

I previously blogged about Creating a Growth Mindset classroom Environment and included download links to all of the posters and wall hangings I made for my classroom this year.

I still have a lot to do in my classroom but I am posting (Part One) of my classroom reveal #notreadytour.  Maybe you will be inspired for your classroom. :o)

My Growth Mindset Wall
This is the wall above the bookshelf that holds my students' Interactive Math Notebook Folders, iMath Folders, and Team Folders.  I have to say this has to be my best wall design yet.  I love how it turned out.  I really hope that it helps the students with their Growth Mindsets, because I plan on referring to it regularly.  :o)

My Corner Window
I always have the blinds on this window open because I love the light coming in from outside.  This year I wanted to do something different with the window.  The phrase above the window is inspired from one of my favorite quotes:  "When you steal a student's struggle, you steal their learning". Last year, I always told my students "If you are not struggling... Then you are not learning"....

I love how the corner window turned out.   Next to the window is my Rainbow Motivational Posters.

My Classroom Door
I wanted to create something catchy that students would see every day when they were leaving my room.  So I went with the DFTBA phrase above my door.  Next to the door is my motivational wall hanging I made from last year.  :o)

My Student Supply Center
This is where all of the student supplies and materials will be when I finish setting up my room.  The wall above the Student Supply Center is tricky to design because of the lack of actual wall space.  I decided to make this wall area dedicated to Mistakes.  The Mistake Posters that I made this summer are on this wall.

My Teacher Desk Area
I decided to change my Teacher Desk Area a little this year. I spend more time in my classroom then I do at home during the school year.  I love the space I created for my Teacher Desk Area.

My New Teacher Wall Hanging 
Next to my desk is my new I Teach wall hanging that I made this summer to coordinate with my new updated Teacher Desk Area.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Growth Mindset Classroom Reveal #notreadytour. :o)


  1. You've created a beautiful, dynamic, inspiring space for your students! Bravo!

  2. Your ideas are great! Do you sell your posters?