Teaching aids are useful means of teaching and learning. There are many kinds of teaching aids; however, chalkboard and teacher are very important. Using chalkboard and teacher as teaching aids in classroom helps students to learn more effectively.
Firstly, teacher is very active, intelligent and flexible so he makes the lesson interesting. He can play many roles in the classroom.
+ Teacher is an instructor: he gives the explanation to students when they feel difficult to understand something. He instructs students to do activities in lesson.
+ Teacher is a model: He describes activities by acting them by himself; therefore students can be easy to follow.
+ Teacher is a director: After telling stories, he organizes and manages students to finish a play in which students are actors and actresses.
+ Teacher is a player: He can take part in some activities with children in classroom. This helps children to have motivation to play or perform action. Besides, it is easy for children to understand the teacher’s instruction.
+ Teacher is a manager: He manages all activities in class by setting up rules. If he manages well, he will create a positive learning environment.
+ Teacher is a singer: He sings and instructs students how to sing a song. After that he helps them to learn English through songs.
+ Teacher is a real object: He can do some actions or point out parts of his body to teach new words.
+ Teacher is a artist: He draws some objects, some pictures to teach vocabulary for students or explain situation, etc…
+ Teacher is a MC: He controls games show, talk show or competitions in class.
+ Teacher is a dancer: He dances when teaching songs to make them more interesting.
+ Teacher is a narrator: He tells stories or narrates some events to students.
Secondly, chalkboard is an available and popular object in classroom.
+ Teacher can write down main content of the lesson on the board. Then, students take note to learn easily.
+ Teacher can draw pictures on the board. Drawing pictures is a good way to explain new words and introduce characters in stories.
+ Teacher can use chalkboard in organizing games such as guessing words, crossword, slapping board,…
+ Teacher or students can use board as a screen that they can show pictures, key points of the lesson.
In conclusion, teaching aids are very useful in teaching and learning English as well as other subjects. Being a teacher, you can choose and combine some tools to make your lesson effective. Especially, using chalkboard and your own ability as much as possible.