My students are a smart, talented group who learn best when instruction is multi-sensory. Each of them learn differently due to a range of language based learning disabilities. The majority of these students include current and former English learners and students who are economically disadvantaged. Many have secondary impairments such as ADHD and anxiety.
My students are trying hard to learn remotely.
It’s difficult to find a quiet learning space when siblings and parents are also working from home. They are trying to navigate remote learning from home with me on a computer screen instead of physically in the same room.
As a reading specialist, especially while teaching remotely, it's important that I hear all the sounds and words my students produce. Decoding, accuracy, fluency, and reading comprehension are all a part of a daily lesson. In order to evaluate a student's reading progress and answers to comprehension questions, I listen carefully to my students during their lessons. Notetaking will not be accurate if I miss a word or phrase.
On-ear headsets with boom microphones will allow me to hear even my shy, quiet readers while eliminating some of the background noise which is,at times unavoidable during distance learning.
I'm also hoping the headphones keep the students from wandering off since they will be plugged into the computer!
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