Sunday, 24 April 2011

WBT exhausting?

Many people, fellow teachers, family, anyone who has seen WBT in action, ask if I am exhausted after a whole day of high energy:)

If I'm being honest...I am still tired some days but I am so HAPPY!  The relief I feel that I have a behaviour plan that works is so satisfying and comforting.  There are steps to follow and a Plan B if Plan A doesn't work.  My students are engaged, involved and excited about school and learning.  My stress level is WAY lower.  We laugh more as a class and we play all day as we learn.

To sum up, I would say I use less energy with WBT than I did previously due to the worrying and, yes, frustration I would experience on those days when my class was especially energetic.  Now, their energy is put into our learning.  What more could I ask for?

P.S. When I am super tired, my student leaders run the classroom!  Can I get an OH YEAH for student leadership!!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Hello fellow teachers and readers!!

So I have been practicing Whole Brain Teaching in my classroom for a year now and it just keeps on getting better and better.  I will try and blog everything about my attempts at Whole Brain Teaching in my classroom.

My plan for May is to have my students answer in complete sentences, using adders, because slappers, examples poppers, and concluders - all of the wonderful brain toys we learned about this morning on the live webcast by our own dear Chris Biffle!  I am super excited!  The grade 2 teachers won't know what hit them!!!