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This Teacher's Harry Potter-Themed Classroom Is Totally Awe-Inspiring

Something wicked cool this way comes.

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And it's positively ~magical~.

Stephanie Stephens

"One of the toughest things as a reading teacher is instilling a love of reading in students that don't like it," Stephens says. "This year, I chose to go with a Harry Potter theme because if I am excited and enthusiastic, students tend to follow suit."

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Stephens spent between $400 and $500 of her own money for all the classroom swag.

Stephanie Stephens

"I ordered many of the signs and quotes from Etsy and I found a free downloadable Harry Potter font online," she says. "My sister, who is an amazing artist, painted my cork board."

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And even a collection of potions, which her students love the most.

Stephanie Stephens

"I made a few bottles with glitter in them," Stephens says. "If we have a minute or two, the kids enjoy shaking up the bottles to watch the glitter swirl."

But Stephens isn't finished — she is working on adding a broom, a Mirror of Erised, a chess board, and more potions.

Stephanie Stephens

"If students are under the impression that a class is fun, they are happier and more open to the process of gaining knowledge," she says.