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Monday, May 28, 2012

Intro to WBT

Last week, I shared with you my goal of becoming certified as a whole brain teacher! This week... the first week of summer for me, I am going to spend the entire week sharing with you all about my experiences with whole brain teaching and why I love it so much!


To me, videos say so much more than words. Check out this conference and 2 teachers learning how to become whole brain teachers. How exciting!


"Your classroom is a lifeboat - teachers united can never be defeated!" ~ Coach B.

I love when I go into a classroom to sub and the teacher has implemented some of these strategies. Even better is when I have the opportunity to teach during my student teaching and get to teach my mentors a new strategy.

The strategies are so simple and engaging, you can teach your students to utilize them in minutes. YES - MINUTES! Am I sure? Positive! I have done it as a sub!

Class-Yes. Boys-Mama. 
When I say class, you say yes. In the same way. So fun, so simple, and sometimes so silly. It works every time. I use this at home with Boys-Mama. My teenager is not on board with the Mama but he still stops and listens.

Switch!
I was taught to use think-pair-share or double-think-pair-share or check-your-neighbor techniques with my students. I can't wait to switch to Teach-Okay next year. In the meantime, I do use switch. This is when the person who is doing the talking is now quiet and the quiet one is now talking. Works beautifully.

I also do this at home. We set a timer and each boy heads off for his assigned chore. When the timer goes off, I say switch and they switch chores. They never know the time limit or if I will switch so they always have to do their best. Another great strategy!

Hands and Eyes.
Amazingly enough... this was first taught to me by a class of 3rd graders. I tried Class-Yes. I tried holding my hand in the air. I got nothing. When the "problem-child" walked up to me and whispered "say hands and eyes" and then went back to his seat. Early that day I asked him to help me as he being the biggest problem he would also know who is not on track as he is the one normally being the problem.

I said hands and eyes, the kids screamed back hands and eyes. yes SCREAMED! and then dead silence. A pin could drop and be heard. From that point on, I never lost the engagement of my class again. They knew I knew what to do.

Teachers united! What a simple thing and so INCREDIBLE!

Wanna know how you can do it? Check out this video!


If you are a sub, a simple 5-7 minutes at the start of your day can make everything go so much smoother. If you are lucky enough to have your own class, imagine what this 5-7 minutes can do for your entire school year!!

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10 Comments:

At May 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Laura Starnes said...

I found out about WBT about 3 years ago and absolutely love it! I don't use everything with it because of our PBIS system at our school, but I don't know how I survived without Class/Yes, Teach/Okay and Hands & Eyes! So glad you are working on your certification. That is awesome!

Laura
Kinder Kraziness

 
At May 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Fonda Jones said...

I love love love WBT! I starting using it about February or so this year... but plan to jump in with both feet this year. I can't wait. Coach B is fantastic! I watch his live broadcast on Tuesdays on a regular basis. Have a great year!

Fonda
First Grade Blessings and Butterflies

 
At May 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM , Blogger YearntoLearn said...

I use the Class- Yes response. The kids love it.


Yearn to Learn Blog

 
At May 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I love whole brain teaching!! IT has truly transformed my teaching :D Can't wait to read more from you..I really want to research more this summer as well!!
Courtney
Teaching in Paradise

 
At May 28, 2012 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Lisa R. said...

My friend uses WBT at her school and got me very interested in the concept. Thanks for the beginning tips & I am looking forward to hearing more tips throughout the week. I am loving it!

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

 
At May 28, 2012 at 3:58 PM , Blogger April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

I love that you are blogging about this. I took time last weekend and looked more into WBT. I watched some of the videos too. I am now even more excited to learn more.

April
Wolfelicious

 
At May 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Nancy Stoltenberg Director of WBT Certification said...

Great Job, Misty! I always leave WBT instructions for a Sub. I also have a Class Leader (student) to help answer questions. Keep spreading the word about WBT!

 
At May 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Have been loving WBT for a few months. It's been working so beautifully that I plan on watching every single video on the website this summer. Wish I lived in/near Ohio for that conference. Oh well...

Elizabeth

Fun in Room 4B

 
At May 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Heather Shelton said...

Thanks for sharing! I am looking forward to learning more about WBT.
Heather
Mrs. Shelton’s Kindergarten

 
At May 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Mrs. M said...

Our subs LOVE that our school uses the WBT rules in each classroom! It makes such a difference when everyone is on the same page and the kids know what is expected.It's fun to watch the kids teach adults that are new to our school the rules/actions. =) I'm just beginning with WBT but am REALLY looking forward to the mid-west conference we are hosting in July. I wish I would have known about this years ago when I first started teaching. =) Keep up the great posts on WBT!
Bobbie

The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

 

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