43 minutes | Sep 13, 2021

Bulletin Board Ideas for the Preschool Classroom

Do you ever feel pressured to put the most aesthetically-pleasing bulletin boards in your classroom? We've all been there! Creating eye-catching bulletin boards can become a chore that takes up way too much time!And this is exactly what I discuss in this week's episode of Elevating Early Childhood, with my amazing guest, the brilliant Matt Halpern.Matt has taught early elementary school for almost two decades. He is also a speaker and the author of Look at My Happy Rainbow: My Journey as a Male Kindergarten Teacher. And today, he's here to discuss the walls in our classrooms!Ready?Let's dive in! Key Takeaways:Do aesthetically-pleasing bulletin boards really matter? (00:00)Are you spending your own money on your classroom? (02:37)The pressure of being a new teacher (08:07)The classroom is the children's space (15:57)Teach smarter, not harder (20:41)How to include the children in decorating the classroom (23:12)The more you do it, the bigger it gets (26:14)My bulletin board philosophy (30:57)Over decorated classrooms can cause overstimulation in students (33:54)Matt's best advice (39:02) Additional Resources:- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.- Visit Matt’s website here. Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.If you enjoy the podcast, please follow, rate, and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform.--Onward & Upward!
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