Wow - this week and last week have been a bit trying. Finally, I stopped to think at lunchtime today. Last year was exactly as crazy at the beginning. It took some time for things to settle down. Classroom dynamics change and mellow after September. I keep reminding myself to be patient - remain consistent with WBT and it will pay off. I was rewarded somewhat today when my students started to do my reminding for me. One student piped up, "Please STOP, Bobby* - I want Center time!!" I was able to step back and quietly watch as my students kept the independents in check. The Scoreboard buy-in is beginning to take effect!!!!