Easy To Implement | White Noise For Better Focusing
“Play white noise or calming sounds in the background so I don’t get distracted and can focus on the work in front of me.”
Best for: Students who are distracted by voices or jarring sounds; students who need to work on remaining calm; students who need to work on knowledge retention.
Intervention details: Experiment with the volume of the background noise until you find the level that provides the most soothing effect. Let students listen to the sounds with earphones if necessary.
Easy Resources…Simply click on the following links for quick access to background sounds.
Desired results: Students experience less agitation during class. Students are able to focus on a task for longer periods of time.
For more information from ADDitude magazine.
Link to research: “The effects of background white noise on memory performance in inattentive school children.” If you are interested in accessing the full report, click here. http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/6/1/55