My school serves a low-income, urban school community in Baltimore City. I have an amazing group of students and a dedicated staff that strives to achieve very high academic goals. Our school works hard in developing strong math, reading and writing skills.
In the art room, I strive to create integrated lessons that incorporate knowledge from core academic classes.
In keeping with the high standards for our students, I work to have ongoing development of our arts program. The arts help children achieve academically in many ways by teaching planning and preparation, following directions, thinking outside the box and developing creativity and executing skills.
Students with neurodiversity often have a more difficult time adjusting to the classroom. Their need to be still and deal with the noise (and also not make noise) can be challenging and often receives negative feedback.
By making the classroom more accommodating, the students will have more fun, increase learning and be less stressed by strict classroom norms.
Giving kids outlets for their energy and need to move and also regulate the sound level in the classroom will help them enjoy art more. They will have less negative corrections directed toward them and feel better about themselves.
These products are specifically designed to provide stimulation and reduce external noise, so students can concentrate and make more art.
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