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I use clear library pockets for my Job Helpers bulletin board. This way, it is easy for me to rotate the popcicle sticks when student jobs change. I use fabric to cover all of my bulletin boards. I also use walpaper border to add a decorative element to the larger boards. I refrain from using glossy borders or images since they typically create a glare. I also do not laminate a lot of the posters and charts I use for this same reason.
I try to keep everything at eye level for the students. Additionally, I try to stick with a color scheme that is not distracting. I believe that a brain-friendly environment is important to enhance each learner's potential. My room has a home feel so that students feel comfortable as soon as they enter. I avoid the flourscent lighting. Instead, I use the natural light. When it is darker outside, I have several lamps around the room that we use. Our room is not bright but rather has a relaxing and natural color.
The aesthetics help to set the tone for our learning environment.