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In education, we are in the business of giving back. I’m going to make 31 posters in August. 1 per day. For the entire month. It’s a Posterpalooza! I’ve appreciated every Facebook like, email comment, message, and more because they have really been a source of positive inspiration, pushed my thinking, and helped me to be a better educator. I don’t know where I’d be without the amazing, supportive, inspiring community of educators who make up my PLN (Personal Learning Network.) So in August, I’m going to celebrate by giving back.

Now’s your chance… if there’s a poster you’d like, a quote you’ve been wanting for your classroom wall, a special idea with a phrase you’d like to hang on your door… anything. Please leave a comment below or on my Facebook page. You are welcome to suggest colors! I’m looking forward to giving back. 31 days of posters, inspired by YOU and for YOU. I can’t guarantee I’ll make each and every one, but 31 for sure! Because of YOU all, I’m a better educator every day. Many thanks.

Krissy Venosdale
Krissy Venosdale
Forever Learner. Collaborator. Sharpie Collector. Poster Maker. Eternal Optimist. I still wish on stars.


  1. Molly says:

    One poster on my favorite elementary teacher’s wall was: Practice makes . . . Better (as opposed to Practice Makes Perfect). I always liked that.

  2. Michael Buist says:

    It’s the beginning of the school year and the second installation of my Wall of Venspiration is just getting started. But something is missing. All last year we told our students “Be awesome! Be amazing!” An original Venosdale with that saying on it would mean so much to those students who are right next door to me.

  3. Billy says:

    “Treat every week like it is SHARK WEEK.”

  4. Tina Moricz says:

    I love all your posters. I use them as my background on my laptop for some daily inspiration. Thanks for putting them out there for everyone to use.


  5. Shauna says:

    Thank you! I love all your posters and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I have been looking for a poster in a bright color with the text of the Gettysburg address, or even just some key phrases from it, since it’s the 150th anniversary of the speech this year.

  6. diane romo says:

    in this room we don’t do easy, we make easy happen through hard work and learning. (please/thank you)

    • diane romo says:

      wait Krissy, I just found this one on the flicker page…and I am sooooo happy that I can download from these!! I am planning to pick a couple unique sayings to frame for my classroom. can you tell me which size is the 8×10 size or isn’t it as simple as that?

      • Any of them can be 8×10, it will just trim them a bit. Most of them at 12 x18. It’s the most economical size. Sorry I’m no help. Your best bet is to upload to an online printing company and it will allow you to pick your crop. Most of the time, you can trim off part of the top and part of the bottom. If you print on the computer, you can tell it to adjust to paper size. :)

  7. […] Number 1 from Posterpalooza.  The party has started… everyday will be a new surprise.  For printing instructions and […]

  8. Krissy,

    Thank you. I’ve mentioned before how much I truly appreciate your creative posters. Some days I just take a quick look at Flickr and get jazzed up after a tough day. :-)

    How about a poster inspired by and encouraging a growth mindset? Instead of I don’t know ~ I have not learned that YET. Or something along those lines?

    Thanks again … I know that my trips to the printing shop will be exponentially growing this summer after the 31 in 31! :-)

  9. Lisa M says:

    Thank you so much! I just saw the “I am a Teacher” one on FB and thought it would be a great addition to a blog post floating around in my mind. Appreciate all that you do!

  10. Bret Biornstad says:

    I love you! Thank you for all you do, you just don’t really know how many lives you have touched and how many you will touch. Here’s a quote from my student teaching days: “Mistakes are opportunities for learning.” – Cal Roberts

  11. Sara says:

    Hi Krissy!
    MEMTA totally blew my mind- you were so right!! Here are a few quotes from that incredible week that I’d love to see with your creativity. Thank you so much for being so transparent in your practice and in all you do. #eduhugs

    – Sara @ICETeacherSara

    Never tell an answer “Please remember the enormous responsibility we all have as learners not to spoil anyone else’s learning experience.” – Susan Pirie

    a fun graphic with the word “Wonder” (like the explore/dream/create posters)

    “You are smart, finish what you start!” Dr. Calvin Mackie

  12. NerdgirlAZ says:

    I would love one that says: Work Smarter, Not Harder. I just can’t figure out how to make it myself. I would love a venspired original! Thank you so much for doing these! I have so many of your posters on my classroom walls (the “We don’t do easy…” is referenced often).

    You inspire me to teach with passion regardless of the issues around me!

  13. Nancy Foote says:

    I’d love a poster that says “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Steve Martin

    It’s one of my favorites.

    Also something I always tell my students is “Struggling is good; suffering is not.” I teach 8th grade conceptual physics — and it can be challenging.


  14. Elaine says:

    Looking forward to your inspiration :)

  15. Kaitlin Jensen says:

    I am so in love with this blog and your posters! I would love to see some additions to your What’s your superpower? posters. I love the I’m Creative one and would love some others along those lines maybe with some other “21st Century Skills”. Thanks a million!

  16. Neelab Fazli says:

    Some suggestions for nursery / pre-k would be appreciated!

    Thanks in advance

  17. Sheryl Long says:

    How wonderful of you! Please consider a poster with my favorite quotation by Virginia Woolf: “To teach without zest is a crime.” It is a quotation I kept taped to the front of my desk when I taught 8th grade as a daily reminder to myself. I know teach on the university level and try to model this principle for all of the future and current teachers in our program.

  18. Holly Berry says:

    Searching resources to start this year off positively for my teachers….I have to say reading your posts, seeing your passion, enjoying your posters, I am amazed. Your passion for students, learning, educating is extremely evident. Thank you for having a “servants” heart and sharing your talents. I am inspired, no actually…venspired!
    Poster ideas: “Wonder….it’s what kids are made of” “Never forget a child learns through wonder” “It’s WONDERFUL to Wonder” For some reason after 15 years as a teacher and 2 years as a principal…this word seems to be the one word that sums up all my years of experience….if we will only let go and let kids wonder, the world would be a much better place.

  19. […] I started August’s “Posterpalooza,” I’ve been enjoying the quote suggestions and this weekend, I got the best tweet […]

  20. Gail Tanner says:

    I’ve been following your page (and borrowing your quotes) for a couple of years now. I have a huge Venspired file and I use it all the time – for the kids, my fellow teachers, and me. Thank you so much for sharing your passion for teaching and for life. You are amazing!

  21. Krissy,

    You’re a rock star and your posters are incredible. Could you make a poster to replace my worn out sticky note that inspires me every day?

    “Integrity demands that I do what’s right—even if it’s unpleasant or unpopular.”
    -Psalm 51:10

    Thank you thank you thank you!

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