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Write On The Walls!

ivonprefontaine:

Walls are spaces where we can live, as well. Usually, they are treated as boundaries between places, that separate us. Here, we see that the walls become spaces where life is reflected and spoken.

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:

imageAs you may know, we have scrawled favorite quotes all over the walls of our bathroom.  The “Walls of Inspiration,” as they are affectionately known.

It started a couple of decades ago when I was home full time with my young children and came across an article in a house decorating magazine about having a few quotations written meticulously in calligraphy on walls painted in beautiful ribbons of color.  Such beauty and inspiration–I loved the idea.

But we had neither the money to hire someone nor the skill to achieve “the look” ourselves.  Every time I saw our bathroom’s dreary, worn wallpaper after viewing that lovely magazine image and realizing how many wondrous quotes I had with which to surround us, my soul drooped.

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My answer?  Tear down the paper and write quotes in the kids’ abundance of magic markers.   Yes!  Write on the walls (these walls, anyway).  Gotta…

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

6 responses »

  1. Fab idea. Thanks for reblogging.

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  2. This is wonderful idea, thank you for sharing… I must tell my niece and nephew who both recently brought little ones into this green world… they’ll love it as I do. Maybe I’ll put up some white board trim where the children come when they are using my pool… :)

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