October 17, 2010. I don't use chalkboards anymore. In fact, I think I only used a chalkboard my first year of teaching before changing over to white boards. The world of smooth. No more scraping chalk. And, I can use bright, colorful dry-erase markers. The other day I wrote some words on the board in black marker, but wrote the verbs with a red marker. Someone asked if verbs are always red. I replied that all words are read.