Suzy Woodard, Principal at Minshew Elementary: " About five years ago, another principal and I saw the Talk Light displayed at a summer TEPSA conference and each ordered one for our campuses. Since then, I have ordered 2 more Talk Lights for other campuses where I have been the principal. The Talk Light is a great "visual" for students -- they know it's time to scale back on their voice level when the colors turn to flashing yellow or red. The Talk Light is a great tool for helping students learn to manage their own behavior and it helps our students to enjoy a peaceful lunch."
Susan Graham, Principal at Melrose Elementary: " We don't want the children to come in and be silent for 30 minutes," Graham said. "My goal was always that they would talk during lunch but that they would monitor their volume, and they're doing it. It's not even controlled chaos anymore."
Dillard Collins, Principal Hampsted Central School: Collins said "The lunch period provides a necessary break in the instructional day, a time to socialize, but "also have some social graces." With the inevitable social noise, the Talk Light sends "a consistent message day to day," without subjective judgments that might be affected by moods - or a week of indoor recesses. He acknowledged parental concerns over cafeteria noise and
discipline made the light even more appealing.