Student Contributor: B.Wells
This tool helps with noise level, green being normal volume and red being quiet. It is helpful to maintain appropriate noise volume and helps students to be aware of what it should be.
The tool should be used to help keep the class at an appropriate noise level. The stoplight has three different components: red for quiet, yellow for low-volume, and green for talking at a soft-indoor noise level. When I was in school, we had a stoplight system during lunch time. Except the difference is that the stoplight it turned red when we were too noisy, yellow when we were starting to get too noisy, and green when we were at the appropriate noise level.
This tool is best places in the preventative phase of management. In order to have a manageable and well organized classroom, the appropriate noise level should be first established. The stoplight will give students an expectation of where they should be before the teaching even starts and reduced the amount of talking when others are talking. It could relate to the corrective phase because when students are getting loud, reminding them of where they need to be at according to the stoplight picture. The theory of influence could be collaboration in the sense of the student and the teacher working together to determine the appropriate noise level for the situation. It can also be more student directed by the teacher having the students decide with a bit of guidance from the teacher. The tool can also be more teacher-directed by having the noise level be determined by the teacher and having the students agree with the decision.
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Tool Source: Megan O (from class) and Pinterest