In education, TLM is a widely used acronym for “teaching/learning materials.” In its broadest sense, the term refers to the range of classroom learning materials that teachers use to support specific learning objectives as defined in a lesson plan. These can be games, videos, cards, project articles and much more. Classroom teaching where only the teacher lectures, perhaps writing on a blackboard or whiteboard, is a classic example of not using any TLM. The use of TLM can greatly aid the learning process of students. Examples of teaching/learning materials
History books are good study material. For example, a high school teacher might use a book like The Ax by Gary Paulson, a poignant story about a 13-year-old boy who finds himself alone in a remote Canadian forest with a handful of axes (a gift from his mother) and his wits to help him survive. A teacher might read a book to the class and then have students write a short essay summarizing the book and explaining what they think about the story. In elementary school, book reviews are a great way for students to review the books they read both individually and as a class.