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7 hours ago, hydraides said:

Chalk is preferable to whiteboards imo. Nothing wrong with chalk, whiteboards are no technological advancement, just messy and expensive - your answer is above you.

 

Really I find writing on a blackboard with chalk 2x as much effort and twice as hard for the students to read. It is a big factor for me

 

. Maybe you don't mind somuch

I don't mind at all. Chalk is always about. Administrators don't whine about buying chalk. No foreign teacher ever had to pay for chalk.

 

Judging by my kids ONET, scores, awards, scholarships and university admissions kids at my school (40 to a class, 6 rows deep) apparently have no issue seeing the board, but admittedly used by all teachers in conjunction with LCD projector.

 

Almost every school I've ever worked at had whiteboards. I'd even expect them over chalk in better Bangkok schools. Some schools still use chalk, maybe even out of tradition in older, better public schools - usually the boards are in fine if not great shape.

 

Many schools force you to buy your own markers. Possibly issuing you a few per term. No joke. At 10b each and no LCD, that becomes a serious expense.

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7 hours ago, ozmeldo said:

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Almost every school I've ever worked at had whiteboards. I'd even expect them over chalk in better Bangkok schools. Some schools still use chalk, maybe even out of tradition in older, better public schools - usually the boards are in fine if not great shape.

 

Many schools force you to buy your own markers. Possibly issuing you a few per term. No joke. At 10b each and no LCD, that becomes a serious expense.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but many years ago, when I first started teaching, we were told we had to buy our own chalk, which many teachers did.   Then we were told, after some had bought colored chalk, that we could only use white chalk!

 

Needless to say the same school would not buy markers, but by that time, they had decided to issue a few pieces of chalk to each teacher.   The boards were 1/2 whiteboard and 1/2 chalkboard.  

 

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3 hours ago, Scott said:

Sorry to burst your bubble, but many years ago, when I first started teaching, we were told we had to buy our own chalk, which many teachers did.   Then we were told, after some had bought colored chalk, that we could only use white chalk!

 

Needless to say the same school would not buy markers, but by that time, they had decided to issue a few pieces of chalk to each teacher.   The boards were 1/2 whiteboard and 1/2 chalkboard.  

 

Lol. Bubble is not burst, but that's pathetic. At least the chalk packet was ten baht and lasted a month not a marker that lasts a week, maybe.

 

I would have quit that day on principle. I'm sure the director had a flash car though.

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14 minutes ago, ozmeldo said:

Lol. Bubble is not burst, but that's pathetic. At least the chalk packet was ten baht and lasted a month not a marker that lasts a week, maybe.

 

I would have quit that day on principle. I'm sure the director had a flash car though.

Actually, at the time she had no car, but the family was far from poor.   It didn't quite seem like the kind of thing that was worth quitting over.  

 

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