Free Motivational Educational Posters

An old adage states that “a picture is worth 1000 words”. Based on this premise, what teacher would not want access to an innovative resource of educational posters worth 207,000 words?

Recently, I serendipitously chanced upon Krissy Venosdale’s amazing resource of free, motivational posters. To help my readers appreciate her talents, I have included a sample of nine of Krissy’s 207 posters. Readers are encouraged to click on each thumbnail to view a larger version of the following posters:

Teamwork Internet Quotes
Science Isn't Cool? Think Again. collaboration
A Good Book Instead of
difference Today

In Our Classroom

Teacher’s wishing to peruse Krissy’s wealth of posters, should check out her “Free on Flickr!” Classroom Posters site. Here she advises readers of an efficient way to browse through her collection and offers how to download free posters in a variety of sizes for school use. I recommend readers also view Krissy’s “{Free}Posters” post to gain some important tips on the “crop ratio” when printing poster enlargements. Furthermore, I’d strongly recommend that you take poster images, on a memory thumb-drive/stick, to Costco, Staples, or your local camera shops printing and/or enlargement. Realize that many of the posters have a solid black or coloured background. If you choose to print such posters on a school printer, be prepared to spend your year’s allotment for toner or colour cartridge(s) in one poster “run”. Furthermore, you don’t want your administer referring to you as the school’s “poster boy/girl” πŸ˜‰

Krissy has not placed any stipulations on the free download of her posters or images that she has created and shared through her blog. However, as a professionals, I think educators who download images created by Krissy should consider adapting the Freemium model. Wikipedia defines Freemium as:

Freemium is a business model by which a product or service (typically a digital offering such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but a premium is charged for advanced features, functionality, or virtual goods. The word “freemium” is a portmanteau combining the two aspects of the business model: “free” and “premium”.

Krissy VenosdaleCertainly Krissy’s poster downloads are “free” (with no strings attached). However, I’d like to suggest that if we download a poster, we consider that our “premium” obligation is to send her a tweet to:[(at)ktvee] or email to: [Krissy(dot)Venosdale(at)]
thanking her for creating and sharing these posters. To me this is a very small, optional “fee” to gain such a wealth of educational posters. However, as a recipient of comments to various blog posts, I know how motivating it can be to know that you have helped out a fellow teacher. IΒ  feel confident that Krissy would appreciate receiving such feedback as to how her poster(s) will be used in your school or classroom.

In closing, I want to thank Krissy on behalf of my readers for her inspirational poster resources. When I found Krissy’s descriptive “venspired” image (shown above) and read her mission statement, I was so impressed with her passion for teaching and learning. Not only does this lady have engaged students; this lady has class!

Thanks Krissy for caring and sharing.

Take care & keep smiling πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to Free Motivational Educational Posters

  1. Ben says:

    Thanks for sharing a nice overview of Krissy’s work. I added her as a contact on Flickr after your previous post about her posters. I’ve always thought of doing something simliar to what she’s creating as a “side business” on Teachers Pay Teachers, but if she’s giving these away for free, I fear my attempts would be amatuerish and unlikely to have anyone paying for them. Thinking perhaps a blog post might be in order to show off her work as payment for them πŸ™‚

  2. admin says:

    Hi Ben … I agree with you that Krissy’s free posters are exceptional! That’s why I introduced the “Freemium model” in my post urging those who do download her creative products to at least acknowledge her contribution by emailing her or sending a “tweet” of thanks.

    Take care & keep smiling πŸ™‚ Brian

  3. steve mccrea says:

    Richard E. Clark has a “two-factor” test
    a) does the poster contain an analogy that is easily remembered?
    b) does the poster give teachers step by step guided instruction for implementing the recommended procedure?

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Steve for sharing Richard Clark’s “two-factor” test to help students and teachers determine a poster’s benefit.

    Take care & keep smiling πŸ™‚ Brian

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  7. Toby Gamble says:

    Where can i get these motivation posters?

  8. admin says:

    Hi Toby … I believe the links in my post are accurate and although they might be somewhat slow they do transfer to Krissy Venosdale’s free educational poster site. If you wish to go directly to this amazing source, click on this hyperlink: I’m sure that with Krissy’s popularity, her web resource may be slow loading, however I can assure you that her free posters are worth the wait!

    Take care & keep smiling πŸ™‚ Brian

  9. Steve McCrea says:

    The Richard Clark quote is given without the link to the blog post where I first recorded Clark’s comment (after a phone call with the professor). which is more easily typed as
    HERE’S the fuller quote:
    The posters conform to Richard Clark’s two-factor rule: a) posters should have an easily remembered analogy and b) posters should go beyond merely drawing attention to an issue and should give specific procedures to follow (Clark, personal communication, February 8, 2013).

  10. admin says:

    Thanks Steve for taking the time to provide a more detailed reference and resource to Richard E. Clark’s quotation regarding the power of classroom posters.

    Thanks for caring and sharing πŸ™‚ Brian

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