I love finding new ways of sending the message, "This space is as much yours as it is mine, and I want to cover these walls with proof."
You're looking at an area of my classroom's library. I bought garage sale and thrift store frames, painted them black, and turned this wall into a mini-gallery. When the kids bring me artwork from home, I frame it here on the wall. The only stipulation is that it must be original artwork. It's not that I don't appreciate the coloring book pages. (Those get stapled to the wall behind my desk.) It just seems to me that if it's framed, I want it to be all them.
I'd eventually love to have more frames up. Until then, when a new picture arrives, I just slip an older one out and add the new one.
I'm pretty sure this is an idea from The Sisters, so all credit goes directly to them. I just tweaked it a little, which is what we all do to make the wonderful ideas of others fit our needs a little better. It's all yours now if you'd like to tweak too.