I have noticed a short thread about this in 2012, but thought I would mention it anyway. I have noticed that there seems to be a direct correlation between a messy classroom and poor behaviour (and vice versa). Recently, I have been in some amazingly organised classrooms, often NQT ones, which just sparkle with beautiful resources and the investment of time and effort. Great organisational ideas I’ve noted down for when I get a classroom again. The feeling of “Yes! I’m proud to be a teacher”. However, there are a small number of schools I have chosen not to return to, because I don’t want to be in the dreadfully messy surroundings. If I don’t want to be there, why should the children? Their attitude is almost certainly influenced by the surroundings.