When entering a beautiful cathedral, many people have a deep experience of awe and reverence. Many are moved by the beauty and majesty to sing or pray. The aesthetics of the place are so carefully designed that they help people to worship by providing a glimpse of God’s kingdom. While often aesthetics are discounted as being merely flashy and shallow, they can impact us at a deep level.
The classroom ought to be ornamented to inspire students to love the right things and grow in the proper ways. This means not just hanging up charts and cute posters but, for instance, putting things of deep beauty on the walls. The atmosphere of the room should move students. This does not mean you have to spend the time and money to build a cathedral or anything like it. Even little things can help. The important thing is that conscious steps are taken provide a purposefully designed space for learning and love-shaping.