Dim or natural lighting provides a calming environment. For example, when enough natural light comes through windows, dimming the lights supports students Sensory Integration needs by decreasing visual stimulation.
Watch how this teacher uses LED lights in her classroom to match student tasks as well as influence the general mood in the classroom throughout the day.
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Learn how lighting products such as Acuity Brands Tunable White Lighting can allow teachers and students to dim and tune lighting in the classroom to support increased learning and focus.
Having spaces where students can go supports self-regulation and [individual deliberate ][practice].
Multiple tables and chairs on wheels allow for setting up the classroom to support the desired learning outcomes of each classroom activity.
Multiple display spaces promote collaboration by allowing groups to share information easily as they work.
Multiple writing surfaces promote collaboration by allowing groups to share information easily as they work.
Decreasing extra audio input provides a focused learning environment.
Books for vision differences support reading development for learners with visual needs.
Reading materials of varying complexity and levels are necessary for all students to experience success.
Multicultural and diverse books are critical for supporting all students.
Providing varied types of resources that align with interests of individual students supports overall literacy development.
With figurative language and creative sentence structure, poetry supports the development of a deeper understanding of the different ways language makes meaning.
Books on social and emotional learning (SEL) topics, such as developing empathy and productive persistence, help teach these skills.
Providing ways for students to adjust sound level supports individual auditory needs.
Providing ways for students to meet their individual temperature needs supports Attention and Inhibition & Self-Regulation.
Spaces that are structured, organized, and clean provide increased room for collaboration and active learning.
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