My students attend an urban, high needs middle school where I am their 8th grade science teacher. We want to have a non fluorescent lit room. Currently my students are exposed to bright fluorescent light all day long. My students would like to come into a room lit with lamps that have softer light and feel more like home. School is their "home away from home."
I teach in an urban high needs middle school in upstate New York.
I teach over 130 each day with about 30-33 each class period. My students are eager to learn, but have very minimal resources. My students have complained about the brightness of the room, so I am here to try to help change that for them. They are very excited and eager to learn every day, so hopefully this will help support their learning environment.
My goal is to create a calm learning environment for all of my students. One way I plan on completing this task is by using a variety of lamps. My students are constantly bombarded with fluorescent lights all day long. I want them to come into my classroom and with a combination of natural light from the windows and these lamps, give their eyes and brain a break from the overly bright rooms.
I believe by using the lamps in place of fluorescent light, my students will remain more calm and feel more at home.
I have had students complain of headaches and the brightness from the fluorescent lights. I hope to illuminate this problem by lighting my room with softer light. The lava lamps in particular seem to be very calming to many students. The lamps will be placed all around the room and the students will be able to control them when more or less light is needed.
Please consider donating to help my students get the light they need to be calm and successful.
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