Want to get a group of students excited about an activity? Tell them to pull out their white boards and get their markers ready. Seriously, it works! Students love any opportunity to show what they know and are capable of doing, especially if it involves writing with markers.
My students are enthusiastic, inquisitive, and a pleasure to teach.
They are predominantly English learners from diverse backgrounds. These children attend a Title I school with motivated students, diligent teachers, and supportive parents. This is an environment with high expectations and a willingness to do whatever it takes to meet and exceed them.
There are so many reasons to use individual white boards in the classroom. First of all, students LOVE to use them! Any activity is immediately considered "fun" if you get to do it while writing with a dry-erase marker. White boards also reduce the amount of paper used in the classroom. They are great for working out math problems, quizzes, collaborating with a partner, planning, spelling, the list goes on and on. I love them because they make it easy to quickly assess and identify students struggling with a concept.
A teacher can't call the entire class up to the board to solve a problem, but they CAN have every student solve it on their own white board and hold up their work for everyone to see.
White boards not only motivate my students, they also allow me to informally assess them. They are an extremely valuable resource for the classroom.
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