this Sparking Motivation Post back in June. Don't forget to grab the freebie from that post to have your kids make their own! :)
Now onto this week's true post! I am so excited about implementing Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) this year! I've done bits and pieces of it all along, but next year I'm going full-force. Make sure to check out their website if you aren't familiar or are looking for more details. One of the first steps is teaching Class-Yes to the students. It's an attention-getter to bring everyone back together and to YOU. You say, "Class?" and they say, "Yes!" - but they have to say it however you said it. If you said it loud, they say it loud. If you used a funny voice, they must imitate the voice. I found some other fun attention-getters on Pinterest that I'm going to use as well to change things up sometimes:
Another "First Step" is the rules of the class. I will teach these and post these for the purpose of the management piece of it, but I also like to have my class create norms in the beginning of the year. We read over the norms every morning to start the day on the right foot. To get a set of adorable (FREE!) WBT Rules signs, hop over to Rachel Lamb's TPT store. These are the ones I'll be using!
Ok, seriously I could go on and on, but I'll stop here. The whole program itself is a great way to keep kids motivated because the idea is to keep them engaged. If you want to read more, check out their website, and honestly, just google "Whole Brain Teaching" and teacher blogs will come up! :) I'll let you know how it all goes for me periodically thoughout the year!
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