Saturday, July 23, 2011

What about...Starting the Year With WBT (Kindergarten)?

So, as the summer is slipping away from us... I am beginning to have those dreams where I'm in class with no rules, procedures, or routines to teach. For some reason I'm in and out of the class and last night I wrote 5 referrals on day 1! Thank the Lord it was just a dream. If you are like me, you are preparing now so those things will not happen. As I was getting ready I came across this list for Kindergarten. This list was provided by Chris Biffle and it originated from Andrea Schindler... Thanks you guys for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What about...WBT Brain Toys?

This wonderful list came from Deb Weigel, Co-Director, Whole Brain Teaching  Model Classrooms

The Illustrious Brain Toys

Brain Toys are used to engage the prefrontal, visual, motor and auditory cortex in original thinking, learning’s highest level. The 11 described below add powerful components to reading, math and language development.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why Looping and Team Teaching Can Save the World!!!!

I love WBT and this method solves several problems in the classroom by using micro- lectures, attention -getters, and just plain FUN! But I am concerned with the structure of our Secondary schools…