Maximizing Student Engagement in the Classroom: Using Individual and Small Group Dry Erase Boards to Engage All Students in Learning:

If you want to instantly increase student participation in classes, this book provides the how-to, strategies, and justification for using smaller dry erase response boards for individuals, or pairs of students, and how to use larger boards with small groups of students who are working together on science activities, math problems, labs, graphing exercises, and almost any other classroom lesson.


  • How to maximize student participation during question, response and work sessions
  • how to build into class activities, numerous checkpoints for learning
  • the many benefits of using both individual & small group dry erase boards and strategies for using them
  • how the larger boards can elevate productivity, participation and communication between students, and communication and understanding between students and the teacher
  • If you are not using dry erase response boards this book will be the most important resource you need to get started.
  • If you need to convince an adminstrator to purchase dry erase boards for your classroom, this book will help you do so.
  • If you are already using dry erase response boards, this book will help you increase the positive impact of using them with students.

Book - Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is at stake?
  3. The Typical Classroom - Low Levels of Engagement
  4. Engaging All Students in Learning
  5. Dry Erase Boards for Individuals
  6. Dry Erase Boards for Pairs of Students
  7. Questioning and Responding: Getting the Most Out of Dry Erase Boards
  8. Dry Erase Boards for Review Games
  9. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Labs, Data Collection and Presentations
  10. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - The Futures Wheel Strategy
  11. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Concept Mapping
  12. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Active Reading Strategies
  13. Dry Erase Boards for Graphing - An Introduction References
  14. CD - Index and Contents

  15. Individuals - Middle School Math - Mean, Median, Mode Pt. A
  16. Individuals - High School English - Diagramming Sentences
  17. Individuals - High School Chemistry
  18. Individuals - High School Biology - Graphing
  19. Individuals - High School Transitional Classrooms - Dice Math
  20. Pairs of Students - Middle School Science - Float/Sink
  21. Pairs of Students - High School Biology - Graphing
  22. Small Groups - Elementary Science - Food Drop
  23. Small Group Instructor Checks - H.S. Science - Toothpick Lab
  24. Small Group Presents - High School Science - Toothpick Lab
  25. Individuals and Small Groups:English - Transitional Classroom
  26. Small Groups - Futures Wheels