Challenges Facing Today's Educators
|Teachers have to meet a number of challenges every day. Being heard shouldn’t be
one of them. In a climate of growing class size and plenty of
extraneous noise, students need to hear every word to learn. Otherwise,
student progress may be negatively affected.
average 30% of US schools fail to make adequate yearly progress (AYP).
Classroom audio can help students hear every word, understand
instruction, and show progress.
Students with normal hearing miss 25% of what is being taught
|Classrooms are Noisy Environments
have their own set of challenges. Outdated architecture, building and
window location, antiquated HVAC systems and poor acoustics all
contribute to the noise already present in a busy classroom. Such noisy
environments are the primary reasons students miss much of what teachers
say. According to the Acoustical Society of America, even students with normal hearing typically only hear 75% of what is being taught. This is due in part to a simple law of physics. Every time you double the distance from the teacher, the audio level is reduced by half.
|Students Have Diverse Needs
The makeup of students within a classroom is diverse indeed. Students
come to class with different knowledge levels and backgrounds. To some,
the English language itself is a barrier, while others may have special
education needs or some hearing loss. When you realize English Language
Learners have grown more than 10% in barely a decade, you see teachers
have big challenges.
||Difficulties of Classroom Management
of the challenges and distractions, lessons and instructions need to be
heard. Teachers try to hold every child’s attention, in every corner of
the classroom. All while managing behavior issues and distracting
external school activities (hall walkers, recess, etc.). Teachers are
forced to deal with these issues with a louder “teacher’s voice” far too