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De-clatter Your Classroom

Posted by: Rhonda February 18, 2014

Early childhood classrooms are busy, active, and energetic places filled with a cacophony of sounds including children’s laughter, conversations, and an occasional loud skirmish over a favorite toy.  While this type of auditory clatter positively impacts children’s engagement with the environment and interactions with others, some classrooms are also filled with negative classroom clatter—especially in the physical arrangement of the space.

Unlike the pleasant, clattery noise of children’s laughter and play, a clattered physical environment is disruptive to children. Clattered environments are mentally noisy causing children’s thought patterns to be interrupted, and resulting in children being unable to optimally function in the classroom.”

In her engaging new article “Clatter in the Classroom,” Sandra Duncan cordially invites you to begin to de-clatter your classroom and to think differently about how your physical space is structured and organized. Read the article.