I was just hired to be a 6th grade language arts teacher. This will be my first year as a teacher and the first time having my own classroom. I’m also a guy. I just recently had the opportunity to see my future classroom. It’s in very rough shape. Most everything in the room is probably at least 40 years old and is beaten up! Also, nothing matches…not even the desks! In addition to planning and studying up on my curriculum, I’m also thinking about how I want my room to look next year. What are some ideas I can use to decorate my room/make it more uniform? I’ve looked around online for ideas, but everything I’ve come across is not really my style. What are some ideas I could do to make my room appealing to both my students and me?