Monday, September 15, 2014

I love whole brain teaching!

Whole brain teaching completely changed how I was as a teacher 8 years ago.  I have started slow and have been gradually been adding more and more techniques to my bag of tricks.

If you read my posts-  you probably can tell that I am NOT a program teacher.  I use data and many different resources depending on what my kiddos need.

I however use whole brain teaching probably 95% of it just like it was written. It has worked with so many different classes.  It truely is amazing!  

We had a professional development day today where staff members were presenting on different topics.  My principal asked me to present and I chose WBT.  I tried to make it a "drop in" session and made QR codes with video links but what do you know- the wifi wasn't working well where I was!  So I quickly finished a presentation and thought that I'd share it with you!  (Since I am sending it to my staff.)

*sorry for the phone screen shots!*

I also have made new WBT posters including items needed for the Super Improver Board and posted them on TPT.    You can get a copy here: 

If you haven't looked into WBT-  I highly recommend taking the time to check it out.  :-). It is like a life changing "movement" just like Teach Like a Pirate!

Have a great week!  :-)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Teacher tip

I have thought about doing this for years and never have followed through with it.  It has always been just a thought... until this year!

When you have multiple copies of forms or papers that the students use-  to put a master copy in a page protector at the bottom of the drawer.  When there are no more sheets left-  the next student hands me the page protector sheet.  This way I know the tub is out and that I need to make copies.  

This has already made my year go so much more smoothly!  I just copy a large stack of them and don't have to check how many are left each week.  :-)

Just thought I'd stop and write quickly about this time saving tip!  

I hope all of you are enjoying your new classes as much as I am enjoying mine! 

Have a great week!