I believe one of my strengths as a teacher is how I organize my whiteboard. There is always a section that lists the lesson’s learning objectives and the lesson’s learning activities. I also post all the theoretical content I am presenting for the lesson, and remind students of what will be assessed for the lesson.
Every week I have a different focus for formative assessment, which could be a specific criterion from the subject (this lesson’s was Criterion C – Reflection & Evaluation), but it could also be a specific behavior or attitude such as ability to work with peers, audience etiquette, neatness of developmental workbook/portfolio etc… If the students are performing a challenging task, I also post the step-by-step instructions to successfully complete the task.
I believe organizing the whiteboard plays a huge role in classroom management as it gives students an idea of what to expect. It also saves the teacher the pain of having to answer the question ‘what are we doing today?’ for every student that walks in! The date and title of the lesson also play a huge role in helping students organize their journal reflections.
Here are some visual examples of my whiteboard:
If you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement, please feel free to leave me a comment!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend 🙂
3 thoughts on “The Whiteboard: a marvelous tool!”
It’s difficult to find educated people on this subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
Thank you for the feedback 🙂