Do your students get easily distracted? One way to help students stay focused in the classroom is to limit visual business in the classroom. Here are a couple of ways to modify the environment to help keep students focused and engaged. While my classroom is a special education classroom, these ideas can be used in any classroom.
Clearing or hiding away classroom materials will make your classroom look neater and won’t draw the attention of your distractable students. That sounds great, but in sped I always feel like we have so much stuff!! That isn’t a problem! Here are some ideas for hiding or containing your materials.
As you can see, the covered book shelf is easier on the eyes and less distracting then seeing all of the materials.
No See Through Containers!
Click for more on how I organize my classroom: Classroom Set-up.