Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Do you have an inspiration board at home? Maybe you have a bookshelf full of your favorite books, linked only by the fact that you love them. Maybe your nightstand is piled high with things that make you happy, that inspire you. Chances are you have created special places in your home that speak to you, that soothe you. Me, too.
I've also created a place like that at work. As an elementary teacher, I am able to create my work environment in a way that many people can't. I didn't get to choose the Barney-purple or the buttered-toast walls, but the rest is all me. I love how cheerful and happy the room feels without ever seeming cluttered. I'm very aware that I am not the only one who "lives" in my classroom. I'm creating an environment for twenty other people. Twenty very little people. Still, I refuse to decorate with sports posters or cars or Pokemon or some such. I do live here, you know.
Some day, if you're interested, I'll give you a tour of my classroom and an explanation of my choices. I just love talking about teaching, you know. For now, I just wanted to show you a peek of my inspiration corner. I set this area up behind my desk in a little corner of the room that I keep all to myself. The students own the rest of the room, but this spot is all mine.
I'd love to see a glimpse or two into your workspace. How do you personalize it and make yourself happy to be there? Is your decor at work very different from your choices at home? Do you keep a few things around to inspire you? What about family pictures? Tell me about the work environment you've created, won't you?
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