I teach in a Title I school with a wide variety of languages, ethnicity and home-life situations. Our school is part of District Reference Group “H”, which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in. While we are a Title I city school, the diversity of our population is what makes this school so special.
Ours, being a Title I city school, in the second lowest socioeconomic level reference group, means we have over 80% of our population of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch.
That said, many of my students struggle to have other basic needs met as well. I try not to let the lack of funding for resources be yet another obstacle for my students to have to overcome while in my classroom.
As the Math Intervention teacher here at the middle school, for 6th through 8th graders, there is a wide range of skills that need to be reinforced within one class and having access to technology makes a world of difference.
Help me give my students JVC Noise Cancelling Headphones so they can focus on practicing their own set of skills.
Help me give my math students the ability to work in an environment free of distraction.
These noise cancelling headphones will help all the learners in my classroom succeed, particularly those with attention deficit disorder and learning difficulties. One of the biggest challenges my students face in the classroom is distraction with the various skills being taught to the different small groups I teach within one class. Very often my students are distracted because of the close proximity within our small room to the other math skills being reinforced with other small groups.
Within one class, there are various levels of math being taught.
The grade level of the students in each class is the same BUT the math skills vary, some by 4 or 5 grade levels, within one class. Many times, as I am working with one group, I see the other students covering their ears to try to tune me out so they can focus on their skills. It is very difficult for my students to concentrate on practicing multiplying fractions if I am doing a lesson on dividing decimals. This is the type of distraction I would love to eliminate for them.
The noise cancelling headphones I am requesting are to help my students remain focused on their own skill and do the very best they can.
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