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Whiteboard Painted Walls Make Classes Interactive

Whiteboard walls allow teachers the much-needed freedom to conduct interactive lessons is an excellent way to help students learn important life skills such as collaboration and problem solving. However, achieving student-teacher interaction can be challenging these days, as ever-growing class sizes make it hard for teachers to communicate with all of their students and find ways to address their individual needs. This is why turning your walls into highly functional premium dry erase surfaces is the next best thing to one-on-one interaction with respect to writing, drawing, and projecting in the classroom.

In other words, a good reason to switch to whiteboard painted walls is that they foster dynamic interaction among students and teachers while they work on the contents of a lesson. Also, when an entire wall is turned into a dry erase board, there’s no opportunity for teachers to hang up posters, paintings or other items, so instead they can fill parts of the wall with amusing drawings, cartoons or writings and then let students add comments and questions or make their own contributions, further fostering interaction and collaboration with a class.

Some schools use hundreds of traditional whiteboards to teach lessons in an attempt to keep students actively engaged in their studies. However, when classroom walls are coated with whiteboard paint, the need for these old-style whiteboards is eliminated and students get a better education, because the massive open surfaces of dry erase painted walls allow for greater flexibility, creative expression, and interaction for both teachers and students.

For instance, a teacher might write a math problem in the middle of a whiteboard wall and then have two groups of students work collaboratively at the two sides of the problem to find a solution. Such a strategy not only encourages teamwork and interaction among students and teachers, but also helps to make classes more flexible, offbeat and fun. As can be seen from this example, dry erase surfaces provide an excellent medium for teachers to try new and creative teaching approaches, to engage with their classes, and to foster team effort and cooperation among students.

Whiteboard Painted Walls Give Teachers Freedom to Teach

Classrooms need to remain positive environments where students feel confident in their instructor’s teaching abilities and knowledge, while at the same time working cooperatively with one another and the teacher. After installing a top-quality dry erase coating, such an environment arises naturally, as entire walls are turned into giant whiteboards with unlimited space for writing and drawing, thus giving teachers greater freedom to impart lessons thoroughly and clearly. The novel instructional strategies possible with this new medium can enhance students’ confidence in their teacher’s ability to educate, revolutionize the way the teacher teaches, and change the classroom environment for the better. By removing the height and width restrictions of traditional whiteboards, teachers and students can work together on an entire wall – from floor to ceiling — as a boundless space for project work and all types of other uses, thus enhancing mutual trust, respect, and understanding.

Whiteboard Painted Walls Provide More Room for Lessons

At school, teachers can have entire classrooms painted in either our white or clear dry erase coating so that information about lessons, homework, field trips, and the like can be presented anywhere in the room. Being huge and extremely easy to erase, quality whiteboard painted surfaces are the perfect media for presenting information and recording creative thoughts and images, since their dimensions allow students and teachers to communicate endlessly through both writing and drawing graphics. When you give students unlimited space to work on a dry erase surface, you’ll have everyone raising their hands for a chance to express their ideas or answer questions!

Young students and older students who are short in size typically have trouble reaching a traditional whiteboard’s top portion. Teachers may use stools or ladders to help, but this poses the risk of injury from falls. Students who sit in the back of the classroom also might struggle to view the writing or images on a traditional whiteboard over the heads of those in front. In addition, framed whiteboards are far smaller than whiteboard painted walls, so teachers can only post weekly tasks or homework assignments on the boards for short periods before they need to be erased.

However, none of these problems arise with dry erase coated walls, where even very young and shorter students can easily write or draw on the lower portions, and students who sit in the back of the room have no difficulty seeing what a teacher writes or draws due to the walls’ virtually limitless surfaces, which allow for much larger writing and drawing than on standard whiteboards. And for the same reason, teachers can post weekly lesson lists, homework assignments or other information and not have to erase them soon afterwards.

Whiteboard Painted Walls Help Students Stay Focused

Dry erase painted walls hold a class’ attention extremely well due to their large dimensions, interactive nature, and ability to trigger creative ideas in students and teachers alike. Effective listening is one of the hardest skills for people to master and it’s also the most difficult way to remember information. It involves actively absorbing a speaker’s words, showing that the hearer is listening, and offering the speaker feedback to clarify the message being expressed. However, in the classroom, these steps are not always possible. Thus, students may have trouble staying focused, especially during a long lesson with many new vocabulary words, details, and facts to assimilate. And sometimes even during short lessons it may be hard for kids to listen attentively because of distractions like construction noise or other students talking.

This problem can be easily solved by installing dry erase coated surfaces. The large space available for writing and drawing on whiteboard walls makes it easy to hold students’ attention. With the small surface areas of traditional whiteboards, teachers are always limited as to how big they can write or sketch. For this reason, students often have trouble detecting what’s being written or drawn right in front of them, especially in large classrooms where those in the back may have problems seeing. This is also an issue for visually impaired students, who may be unable to grasp part or all of a lesson because of the small size of a teacher’s writing and drawing.

These problems can all be avoided through the use of high quality dry erase painted walls to interact and collaborate during classes. The huge surface area of a whiteboard painted wall permits students and teachers to continuously expand their thinking as a class progresses, as teachers jot down the words and graphics related to a lesson in a large format that everyone can see and understand. This expansiveness by its nature causes everyone in class to become more engaged and produces better learning than would occur if a smaller surface such as a standard whiteboard were used.

Whiteboard painted Walls Help Teachers Teach More Effectively

According to studies by educational psychologists, students’ math skills quickly improve when teachers employ a hands-on approach to instruction. If students are allowed to engage in physical activities such as writing out problems, they’re able to ask and answer questions and use the written problems as visual aids for learning. When teachers write out visual clues such as charts with pictures and key procedures, for example, students grasp math strategies more effectively than they would by just studying from a textbook. And what better way to present such visual clues than on an immense dry erase wall, where numbers and images may be written and drawn as large as a teacher likes?

With a writable and projectable whiteboard painted wall, instructors can go beyond their normal teaching strategies and innovate to handle everyday challenges. For example, they can turn a dry erase painted wall into a projection screen and project images onto it to deliver lessons. In this way the images can be used to tell a class the main points of a lesson without repeatedly walking back and forth to a computer, and also jot down bullet points on the dry erase surface for further clarification. This strategy will allow for all the elements of a lesson to be displayed on the wall while students take their own notes.