How distinctive is your classroom from any other? Would it be possible for a parent, pupil or other member of staff to see a photograph of a new display you have put up over the holidays, and recognise it was in your room? What if you created a worksheet and left it on the photocopy plate – aside from the content, would any member of staff recognise it as being in your class?
I believe that, along with the rise of the brand in our children’s lives, branding a classroom is a very beneficial thing. It is not something to try and be used as a superiority tool next to your other colleagues, more to make your class environment more focused and aware for the children. Below are some ways in which I ‘brand’ my classroom to both enhance the learning, and create a strong, cohesive bond with my class.