Conquering noisy classrooms

Tips, techniques and practical resources to successfully manage classroom noise levels

Tes Resources Team

Traffic Lights Representing A Common Noise Control System

Practical resources and top techniques for reducing noise during lessons 

Getting your class to settle down, and addressing constant low-level disruption, is part and parcel of delivering a successful lesson. To support your existing classroom management strategies, check out this selection of posters, teaching tools and video tips that can be used with learners of all ages.

 

Class sound meter
mrcarter78

Class sound meter

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This is a sound meter to build children's awareness of appropriate noise levels, and to manage these noise levels. You can use the arrow to either indicate to the children which sound level you want them to work at, or to show them what sound level they are currently at. I have attached both a Po...
Classroom Noise Levels
Andrew Long

Classroom Noise Levels

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Some labels (for a poster) I designed to help control the noise levels in my classroom (if such witchcraft is possible)! Uploaded in Word and PDF. More like this... **[Visit My Shop!](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mrajlong)**
Low-level disruption
TES Resource Team

Low-level disruption

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Tom Bennett, TES behaviour adviser, demonstrates how a clear, consistent behaviour policy can stop chatting, humming and other low-level disruptions derailing your lesson. This video is part of a series on behaviour management strategies. Find more here: http://www.tes.co.uk/classroom-management
Teachers TV: Class Management: Make Yourself Heard
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Class Management: Make Yourself Heard

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In Manage that Class with Sue Cowley , the behaviour guru coaches a Year 4 teacher on managing class noise levels by using clear instructions, time targets, and varying the teacher's voice level. Sue Cowley observes a 3D shapes lesson via hidden cameras taught by E'Van Tsang at Greenholm Prima...