Skills that a teacher should have to be able to come up with effective board display?


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A list of skills needed by a teacher to come up with an effective board display should include some of the following:

  • Creativity
Try to pep up the otherwise dry and boring overhead projector displays that most of us have been subjected to. These can be tedious in the extreme. A good teacher would be able to liven the presentation up.

  • Visual Skills
The presentation must be clearly visualized by the teacher. The ability to not only visualize it but to put it down in the way that is visualized is highly important. Teachers have been compared to interior designers or artists in this respect: They can see what they want and how to get there.

  • Editing Skills
You have to know when to start trimming down a long presentation. Keep the information there and cut down the unnecessary padding and the like. The ability to prune down boring verbiage and overly wordy displays would be invaluable at this point.

  • Organization
Organize content by collating, contrasting, arranging and grouping the content of the display into a coherent, meaningful and manageable form. Visual displays should be organized into the lesson plan rather than an event in themselves. Students should develop multiple skills if they are viewing a display.

  • Communication
Teachers should also know how to make the data appealing to their pupils: Some will be more receptive to information presented in one way than others; the teacher should know how to present their facts to the class through the visualization process.

Teachers should be to combine visual content with words to make an effective whole.

  • Time Management
A teacher should not let the running of a board interfere too much with the established class routine. The ability to gauge not only how long the display will run for but the control of the use of that time is again highly useful.

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