During your presentation, keep the board as clean as possible. Erase all information you are
not using. A cluttered board with scattered, unrelated materials hinders your presentation and
student understanding. Put the eraser back in the dust tray when you finish making your point.
Do not cause a distraction by carrying it around. Also, you should avoid walking in front of
displayed information whenever possible. As with other forms of IMM, erase or cover the
chalkboard/VAP work as soon as you finish the presentation to prevent it from becoming a
S U M M A R Y
To be an effective instructor, you must be familiar with the materials required to teach the
course of instruction. You must use the approved lesson plan and personalize it to cover all
discussion points exactly as you intend.
Use instruction sheets to reinforce your lesson
presentations and to provide students with the learning opportunities provided by these
materials. When using instructional media materials, prepare the materials in advance, practice
your use of the materials, and follow proper techniques when using these materials in the
The proper use of all course materials will greatly enhance your
effectiveness as an instructor.
The effective use of IMM is not limited to any one phase of the instructing-learning process.
You can use films, video tapes, slides, and transparencies to add interest as well as to
supplement verbal explanations.
Posters and newsprint make discussions more realistic and
interesting. Models, mockups or simulators enhance demonstrations. Remember, IMM give
meaning to the instruction, but they cannot take the place of effective instruction.