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Re: Noise Level and Regaining Control


From: JPeterson-Shea (jpeterso_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 07 2002 - 09:02:16 PST

What is a Yacker Tracker? Curious.
I am at the High School level and can play music. But if it is too noisy I turn
it off. Also, I keep the radio behind my desk and it can only be turned up to MY
tolerance level. If the students complain that they can not hear it I remind
them that if they weren't talking they could.

Jana Way wrote:

> I am looking for creative ideas for managing noise and regaining control in my
> Art Room. In the past I have had a Yacker Tracker to help with noise control.
> Gosh, I loved that thing!!! Gave the kids a visual and the consequences were
> very clear. However, my school principal has asked me to remove it from my
> classroom. Since it has been gone I have been talking myself blue in the face
> in trying to keep the noise at an acceptable level. Those nice quiet students
> have turned on me. Some students are beginning to act as if Art is just an
> extension of their recess. Any and all feedback is welcome (please be nice).
> In the meantime, I will put in my earplugs and wait for your replies. Thanks
> in advance.
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