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Read more >A teacher at a primary school in New South Wales, where the teacher is a blackboard learner, says the lessons are worth it because they provide the opportunity to practice the vocabulary of blackboard writing and maths, and also the ability to ask questions.
“I’ve done a lot of writing in a black board, I’ve been learning it for years, but I’ve never really got around to doing that in my life,” the teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, told ABC Radio Melbourne.
She says the material is well-rounded and offers a “high-level of challenge”.
“I have a couple of children that are really good at reading and I think it helps with that,” she said.
“I think it is important for children to understand that blackboards are a very important tool and not just for the education system.
They are an essential part of any school.
This is a way for children, for parents to get the most out of their children’s education and it’s a very effective way of getting them to understand more about the world around them.”
It’s not just children who benefit from the new material.
For teachers, it’s about making sure they’re able to access the content and get the skills needed to write and produce the kind of content they want to see in their classrooms.
But even though it may sound like a challenge, there are some advantages to taking the time to master the material.
“You don’t have to get it perfect, but you have to be able to say, ‘Well, it works here and here’,” the teacher said.
The teacher says she has been working with the blackboard community to make sure their input and feedback is incorporated into the curriculum.
There are also a range of other benefits, including teaching kids that writing is an integral part of life, and that having a conversation with a teacher can lead to better relationships.
Topics:education,behavioural-health,community-and-society,community,education,melbourne-3000,qld,vicSource: ABC News (Originally published May 25, 2019)