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Has anyone had success with changing the lighting in your classroom? I'm thinking about replacing the use of overhead lighting with lamps.

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I haven't, but several teachers at my school have and love it. Most say the depressed lighting helps the kids calm down and focus. Then one teacher has a reading nook with brighter lights so the kids don't strain their eyes to read.

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I use these light covers and it makes a huge difference.

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I’m slowly replacing my overhead lighting. Some teachers in my school have also found covers for the overhead lights that dim it some.

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I’m starting to bring in lamps. It’s pretty interesting. You definitely need 4-6 to light the entire room. My room gets a lot of direct sunlight so I’m trying to balance the natural light with the lamps.

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I turn of half of the lights. They are really harsh.

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If I had that option I might. Unfortunately it’s two settings, “brighter than the sun” or “almost as bright as the sun.”

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I’m so particular about my lighting. I’ve also brought in standing lamps to do exactly what you’re thinking about. I just need a cozier environment with less harsh lighting. I got the lamps that let you switch between bright white or a warm white which is nice.

I’m in a library but I have 5 lamps and love it. It’s brain friendly to have the softer lights, plants, certain colors...

That is a great idea.

I have used lamps my entire career. The overhead lights are too much for me, the kids love it, and my classroom feels more “comfortable” to me.

intriguing idea! Of course, we need approval from admin for anything, but I'll look into it. My students always ask for me to turn the lights have or at least half of them off.

I have 5 lamps in my room. I use them when presenting with the projector or when students request during chromebook or independent work. I keep full lights on if we are reading significant text.

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