I’ve written a training session about whiteboard work designed for our CELTA level teachers. After the last round of teacher observations we established that boarding new/emergent vocabulary was an area for development. This session includes some tips to help teachers develop their technique. It’s primarily aimed a less-experienced teachers – I remember this topic being covered on the CELTA but it’s something that’s easy to let slip (in my opinion!). (more…)
I mentioned a few whiteboard tips this time last year. I should probably follow my own advice, because my recent whiteboard work has been a bit shoddy.
I’ve been taking some pictures of my recent boards. I won’t post them up in full – I’m embarrassed that I actually make quite a few spelling mistakes. I’m working on that.
Here’s a snippet of one though… this made me chuckle. It must have been an interesting gap year this student was having…
Among the abundance of scribbles and poor organisation, I have come across a few useful things. Obviously, if you’re taking pictures of your own board then you consciously try to make things neat or clear – some of these are recent things I’ve tried out so do let me know if you think they’re a bit rubbish!
I’m surprised I didn’t mention this in my first post. I do this quite a lot though.
I observed a teacher years ago who used that ‘not equal to’ sign to show opposites. I’m not sure it’s right but I’m now in the habit of doing it and students know what I mean!!!
I normally do this to raise awareness of word building patterns. What do you think?
I’m getting better. Paul Millard would be pleased.
Please share any tips you have, I’m always looking to improve my whiteboard work 🙂
For more tips, check out this awesome board from Anthony Ash.
I’m writing a series of short posts in response to Martin Sketchley’s blog challenge. You can view his new blog here.