I teach in an inner city, Title I public school where approximately 98% of the students are on free and reduced lunch. My students do not often get to play outside because of the high crime rate where they live. My goal is to maintain a classroom where children feel safe to learn, create and explore, leaving outside worries at the door. The students I teach are bright, caring and extremely curious. They get excited to learn new things and come to school each day ready to learn. I feel fortunate to be their teacher.
With these materials, I will be able to implement the use of dry erase boards in my classroom. When it comes to active engagement, nothing beats a classrooom dry erase board. Not the expensive, high-tech kind – I’m referring to the low-tech boards that students write on with dry erase markers. If I had to choose between an interactive white board and a classroom set of dry erase boards, I’d choose the low-tech white boards every time.
You can use them to engage every child in every single lesson.
Minute by minute, you’ll know exactly who’s grasping the concepts and who’s not. Students love them because they’re fun. Mistakes made during guided practice can be easily brushed away. Using dry erase boards will save paper and significantly reduce the stack of work you take home to grade.
Dry erase boards can be used in whole group instruction, small guided groups, and learning centers. There is no need to worry about technology failing when you need it most. There is no learning curve or advanced prep! Just pass out the dry erase boards and let the learning begin.
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