How could sound and interruptions affect the learning in your classroom?

By: bixentro

How often do you find yourself quietly on your own in this noisy world? Even when you’re at work, out of the 7 to 8 hours, how many of them are your own quiet hours?

A study at the University of California, Irvine, found that a typical office worker’s focused quiet time is only 11 minutes in-between interruptions on average,[1] and it actually takes 25 minutes to resume to work after any interruptions.

The noise and interruptions are badly affecting our work efficiency, and in fact, our life too.

Source: Why I Mute The World To Save My Brain

The article discusses the workplace, but some of what happens in the workplace can also pertain to the classroom. I absolutely despise interruptions, and as such, will only interrupt another class if the teacher has submitted a help desk or if their door is open. If the door is closed, I’m going to assume they don’t want to be interrupted.

And who can blame them?

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