Teaching with whiteboards

Using “standing” or wall mounted whiteboards has changed my teaching. It’s amazing to me that something so simple could have such an enormous impact. But it has… This is how it happened: a couple years ago I was channel surfing. I never channel surf and I rarely watch TV. But I happened to have some free time and I happened upon a cool documentary about teaching called “Teach”. It followed three teachers and their journey through a school year. All of them had very cool and interesting ideas. One teacher was teaching algebra and had the kids doing something she called a “360 classroom”. She had all the kids on whiteboard around the room. She could turn in a circle, hence the “360”, and see what everyone was doing. I thought that was so cool! I went back to school the next day totally fired up! I emailed my principal Read More →