Teaching At The Board – The Lost Art

“Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions in that it gives you an opportunity to make an impact on a future generation. It is also extremely challenging and hard.  No one with actual teaching experience would tell you otherwise. Being a teacher takes patience, dedication, passion, and the ability to do more with less. It is a treacherous journey often filled with just as many valleys as there are mountains.”

Derrick Meador (https://www.thoughtco.com/factors-that-make-teaching-challenging-and-hard-4035989)

The Lost Art of Teaching At The Board…

Every student who walks into a classroom is different. Some struggle with math… some struggle with Language Arts… Some learn Visually… Some learn Verbally… But at the end of the day it is the interaction with the each child that will help them learn and grow.

Teaching at the whiteboard is somewhat of a lost art. With today’s technology… and the lack of attention span from kids, teaching has become a difficult task. 65% of the population learns visually, and teachers need to accommodate for that statistic.

Visual Learning and The lost art of teaching at the whiteboard

Quick Tip:

According to the Visual Teaching Alliance:

  • The brain can see images that last for just 13 milliseconds.
  • Our eyes can register 36,000 visual messages per hour.
  • We can get the sense of a visual scene in less than 1/10 of a second.
  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual.
  • Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.
  • 40 percent of nerve fibers are linked to the retina.

All this indicates human beings process visual information more efficiently than text.

 

We hope this “lost art” will make its way back into the classroom soon. Studies show that when teaching children lessons visually (i.e. Blackboard or Whiteboard) will help them retain 80% more information than hearing it verbally. Plus who doesn’t love to dress up your whiteboards with colorful dry erase markers… We know this is a great way to engage with children too.

 

In closing, we know most of the kids in your classroom need to learn visually! So use whiteboards/Blackboards! Kids will love it and retain more information this way!

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