Many teachers try everything to make their students feel comfortable in their classrooms. I would like to encourage all of you to consider the realities of all of your children. In many ways, the decorations communicate bias. Here are some examples. I observed a sign that stated, “use a restaurant voice in class”. However, most of the children in this class came from poverty backgrounds and had never been to a real restaurant. Also, in many cases, the students’ families are not a safe and happy place. Therefore, asking children to behave in class as though it was a family may not evoke positive emotional responses. Below is one of such wall decorations. In summary, be mindful of your audience and try to avoid cultural bias or micro aggression.