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Quiet Classroom/Pockets of Quiet


Decreasing extra audio input provides a focused learning environment. Creating pockets of quiet in a classroom also supports students who struggle with Auditory Processing and Sensory Integration.

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Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this teacher explains different voice levels. By teaching students the appropriate voice level for each activity, the teacher helps to create a more quiet environment that supports Attention.

  • Teachers can create a quiet classroom by reducing background noise, which supports increased Attention towards learning. When this is not possible, designing small areas that serve as quiet spaces or providing sound-blocking devices for students to wear can also be beneficial. Students can work in these spaces or use these devices when they need to be away from excess noise, leading to greater Self-regulation.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Learn how Too Noisy Pro allows students to self-monitor the noise level in the classroom. With the noise meter and changes in graphics, students can visually observe the volume level in the classroom and adjust accordingly.

  • When appropriate, products can provide a quiet learning environment through headphones or white noise to support student focus and processing. By reducing extraneous noise and distractions, students can direct their cognitive resources to learning.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy

    Social and Emotional Learning
    Student Background