A teacher at Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho, Laurie Roberts had an amazing idea eight years ago for her classroom. To remember all the students who came through her class, she started to have students sign their names on her classroom walls, kind of like a yearbook. However, like in many yearbooks, the students started to also leave her notes. Almost a decade later, her walls are almost completely covered with appreciation and memories.
“It makes me feel that I can’t retire. I don’t want to leave this.”
As can be seen by her classroom decor, Roberts' classroom mantra is all about promoting love and kindness. And this awesome tradition has filled her room with positivity and 1,000s of reminders of why she does what she does every day.
“I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s my primary mission to have that type of climate in my classroom,” Roberts told IdahoED News. “I hope the wall shows students’ loyalty, affection and kindness and what is expected in my classroom.”
Check out her classroom in the short video below: