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Getting to know you with Quick Response Whiteboards

If your group would feel more relaxed and benefit from knowing a bit more about one another, try this Quick Response Board activity.

Have each person write on the board a most unusual fact about themselves (oddest job, a phobia, worst nightmare, proudest accomplishment, etc.) Then ask everybody to pass boards around from person to person (without looking) until you say, “STOP!”

At this point, have each person, in turn, hold up a board and guess the original author, with the help of others in the group, if needed. Have them write the name on the board. When all participants have been discovered, have the group quickly return the boards to their original owners.

Whiteboards have so many uses!

Quick Response Whiteboards can also be used:

  • in learning environments to check for understanding, as every participant has an opportunity to answer your question.
  • as a study or practice device, allowing you to write-on and wipe-off answers

Find Whiteboards in multiple colors and sizes!

As Quick Response Whiteboards have grown in popularity, the number of varieties have also expanded, making it easy to get just what you need.


  • STANDARD:  2-sided Quick Response Whiteboards are 6″ x 7-3/4″.
  • EXTRA EXTRA: If you need even more space, you slip a piece of paper into DocU-Sleeves (8.5 x 11, 11 x 17, etc), and write on the clean-wipe surface. This solution is also great if you want a custom grid or design on paper, instead of a blank sheet.


We call them “whiteboards” but they really don’t have to be white! Briteboards are bright, neon colors with the same write-on, wipe-off surface. These can be used for teams, or just to energize the environment.


If you don’t buy your boards from Trainers Warehouse (which have been thoroughly tested!), be sure to test them for erasability, as not all boards are created equal! If you forget to erase whiteboards and leave the ink on for a long time, you might need to use one of these tricks to clean them up:

  • Use a whiteboard spray cleaner or Windex.
  • If you have a permanent marker stain on a whiteboard, you can often write over it with a dry erase marker, then erase it.
  • I’ve also found a bunch of recommendations online including Comet, coffee grinds, Ben-Gay, Toothpaste, WD-40, Magic Eraser, etc.  We’re in the process of trying each of these methods!

Find Quick Response Whiteboards at Trainers Warehouse.

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