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Special Equipment Helps Concentration

Congratulations to Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School's Special Education Teacher Tammie Wright, whose Quiet, Please, So I Can Focus and Put on Your Listening Ears Donors Choose projects were fulfilled.

students study with earmuffs Noise-canceling earmuffs help students block outside noise so they can concentrate while working. 

"Most of the students in my classroom struggle to focus and concentrate, so when students in different groups hear instruction being delivered to other groups while they are trying to work independently, they often become distracted," Wright said. "The use of noise-canceling earmuffs can help students get the quiet environment they need to fully concentrate on their work."


boy with headphones using ipad Headphones help students listen to examples of fluent reading in order to help improve their own reading skills. They also students use their independent working time wisely, while small group instruction takes place in the classroom.

"Most of the students in my classroom struggle to focus and concentrate, so when students in different groups hear instruction being delivered to other groups, while they are trying to work independently, they often become distracted," Wright said. "Since all of my students are on different levels and read different books at different times, headphones are essential to their success."