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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children

Teachers spend lots of time and money decorating their classrooms. But could busier classroom decor contribute to poorer attention and learning in young children? A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University suggests that this may be the case. However, there is no need for completely blank classroom walls. One of the study’s authors, Anna V. Fisher, said, “…instead of removing all decorations, teachers should consider whether some of their visual displays may be distracting to young children.”

Click below to learn more about this study and how classroom decor affected the students’ ability to focus.

Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children

(Credits to www.psychologicalscience.org)

– Kristen