Blog — education
Enter to Win the Think Board Ultimate Classroom Giveaway
What if we told you there was another fun way to engage students, improve test scores, save paper and increase efficiency in the classroom? Say hello to your new best friend – Think Board Dry Erase Desks! The Think Board converts traditional, boring desks into dry erase canvases for creativity. From May 22 to June 16, you can enter to win the Think Board Ultimate Classroom Giveaway for a chance to win a Think Board 24 classroom pack (a $350 value!).
Having a Think Board Dry Erase Desk benefits both the students and the teachers. Instead of throwing out old desks, simply place the Think Board on them and boom – they’re a brand-new canvas for students to learn and express their creativity. Not to mention, you’ll be saving TONS of money on paper.
All Shapes & Sizes
Don’t worry about the Think Board Classroom Pack not fitting on your classroom’s desks. We have stock sizes for the standard desk, but we can also do other shapes and sizes!
Teachers Love It
With an increase in classroom engagement, test scores and the students’ knowledge of the subject, teachers love everything about the Think Board Dry Erase Desks!
“Think Board is great for differentiating instructions for kids. It is 10 times better for muscle memory, and the kids have so much fun using it! They see a marker and immediately think 'It's going to be fun’”
-Holly Cachimuel. 7th Grade Teacher. Watertown MA
Students Love It
Students love the Think Board because it turns their regular old school desk, into a creative workspace. The ability to write directly on the desk makes learning fun! Conjugating verbs, listening exercises, and writing exercises are more fun, engaging, and easy to monitor. Students love the freedom of writing on their desks, and are more than excited to learn!
Benefits of Having Think Board Dry Erase Desks
- Taking old school desks and bringing them into the 21st century, not the landfill. Also, you'll save thousands of pieces of paper, per classroom.
- No ghosting – ever. We’ve created the highest quality dry erase film on the market. Plus, it works with every marker!
- 100% satisfaction. If there is anything wrong with one of your boards - even the slightest defect - we'll replace it for free.
- 5-year life span. We love whiteboards, and so should you, which is why we put the highest quality product in your classrooms.
We’re so confident that you’re going to fall in love with the Think Board Dry Erase Desks that your first classroom is on us!
Education: 5 Simple Ways Teachers Can Motivate Their Students
Education can be tricky and as a teacher it’s no secret that it can be difficult to motivate your students, and keep them motivated throughout the school year. When students are motivated, they are more eager to learn, and students who are more eager to learn tend to retain information better, and participate in classroom discussion more.
So, the question is, how do we keep our students motivated? Education fuels our students' creative journeys, so it's important teachers keep them motivated on that journey. With a little nudge from you, the teacher, you can turn even the hardest days into successful classroom sessions. The Think Board team has gathered 5 simple tips and tricks on how teachers can motivate their students.
Encourage Your Students
Always recognize the work your students are doing, no matter how big or small. A simple “good job,” or “keep up the great work!” can go a long way in the classroom, especially for students who are searching for motivation. Give out awards, or write down positive education notes on your Think Board for the whole class to see!
There’s nothing like a good creative session to get the brain active. Sometimes just book work and solving problems can become tedious, and students can get bored – fast. Instead of lectures and notetaking, try teaching through games or visual aids. Get your students doodling on their Think Board dry erase desks, and before you know it their creativity levels will be skyrocketing.
During the tough days when no one is motivated, it can seem like a never-ending uphill battle, which is why it’s important to remind your students how far they’ve come. Set short-term goals that will show your students they’re heading in the right direction. Set achievable goals for your students, and watch how motivated they become when they accomplish those goals, and want to move onto the next one.
A Little Friendly Competition
A simple way to motivate your students? Friendly competition! There are tons of friendly ways for your students to compete in the classroom, such as games or prizes. No matter what the classroom is studying, there is some way to throw some friendly competition into the mix.
Switch It Up
It’s easy for students to lose motivation and get bored when they sit in the same spot and see the same things every day. If you have assigned seats, try rearranging them. Move the classroom furniture around to create a new learning space. Make sure that your classroom décor is never boring; Use fun posters; Decorate your classroom Think Board different every day; Have fun with decorating!
Want more tips and tricks for the classroom or workplace? Check out the Think Board blog! If you want the Think Board in your home, office or classroom, request a free sample of the #ThinkBoard!