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Shhh... Adding a Noise Level Display: Making Your Classroom Fun and Productive

Hey there, teacher friends! Let's talk about one of the not-so-secret secrets to keeping your classroom calm, cool, and collected: the noise level display. Picture this: you're in the middle of a lesson, everything's going swimmingly, and then... chaos erupts. The volume level shoots through the roof, and suddenly you're competing with a symphony of chatter, giggles, and who-knows-what-else.

But fear not, my friends, because the noise level display is here to save the day! It's like having a little traffic light in your classroom that lets everyone know when it's time to turn down the volume. Here's how it works:

1.    Set the Expectations:

Start by having a chat with your students about appropriate noise levels for different activities. Maybe it's whisper voices during independent work time and group voices during table discussions. Whatever the expectations are, make sure everyone's on the same page.

2.    Choose Your Display:

Whatever style you love from neutral and natural to bright and super cute, The Classroom Decor Co has the perfect noise level display for you.  You can use the tick indicators included to show which level you need the class to be at or you can add to it with push button lights (Amazon do great ones!)

3.    Make It Interactive:

Combine it with our gorgeous Classroom Jobs display and give one of your lovely learners the task to move the check mark to a new noise band – they can also relish in being an official class ‘shhh’er!  

4.    Use It Consistently:

Like any tool, the noise level display works best when you use it consistently. Make sure to refer to it often and praise students who are keeping the noise level where it should be. And if things start to get a little too noisy, a quick glance at the display is all it takes to get everyone back on track.

So there you have it, folks! The noise level display: your ticket to a calm and quiet classroom where everyone can focus and learn. Give it a try and watch as the chaos melts away, leaving behind a peaceful oasis of learning. Happy teaching!