Now, this could be very short because really, all you need to know is that they are fab, can be used in various ways and that they will change your classroom practice, especially for children with SEND.
Let’s look at some research. The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) recently reported a two month progress leap if students show their understanding instantly. This is a way of using the whiteboard warrior in assessment for learning. Effective, cheap and simple but there’s more.
Every TA will tell you the magic of the mini whiteboard but the inclusive classroom teacher with or without a TA would tell you the same thing. A couple of domestic issues; they need to be clean and clear and you need decent pens. Without these, the children who need them the most will struggle and they’ll have less effect.
For children who may find accessing learning in the classroom difficult, this jewel in the crown of accessories can be used in a number of ways:
There are many other ways of using this unsung hero but I’m aware summer is still (just about) calling and you need to go and relax with a Pina Colada. All I ask is that while you’re sipping away, you give a short thought to the mini whiteboard and make it one of your new academic year resolutions to use it more.