Teaching Tips

Whiteboarding Tip 1: The Museum or Gallery Walk Method

In a museum or gallery walk, student groups line up their whiteboards, propping them against the wall or on a chair. All students walk past each whiteboard and discuss what they see. This gives all students a chance to view and discuss everyone’s work. The groups then come together as a class and discuss their […]
By : admin | Nov 14, 2018

Whiteboarding Tip 2: The Circle Method

In this method, students display their whiteboards in a circle. If the configuration of your class allows it, all groups hold their whiteboards up at their tables so all students can see all whiteboards as they look around the classroom. The circle method works well if your students are predicting something that can be drawn […]
By : admin | Nov 14, 2018

Whiteboarding Tip 3: The Presentation Method

Groups of students stand in front of the class and present the information on their whiteboards. The whiteboards are displayed such that everybody can see the content; students present and explain their thinking and the drawings, graphs, data tables and any other info on their whiteboards. Students in the classroom, as well as the teacher, […]
By : admin | Nov 14, 2018

Whiteboarding Tip 4: The Report Back Method

The Report Back method can work as an alternative to the presentation method for post-lab discussions where several questions help students analyze data, view their results in more than one way, and develop the model of the concept they investigated. While you could assign one or two questions to each group and have them present […]
By : admin | Nov 14, 2018