As I mentioned in previous posts, my classroom theme this year is Camp Leader-In-Me, which combines Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Happy Kids program with camping. Since I am over the top when it comes to decorating my classroom, I just had to create class rules to coordinate with my outdoorsy decor. Come to think of it, I have three themes going on here...camping, 7 Habits, and WBT.
At the moment, I am reading Chris Biffle's Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids, and am intrigued by his strategies. Whole Brain Teaching makes a great deal of sense to me, and I am planning on incorporating many of the elements into my teaching style this year. Baby steps at first! Here are 5 aspects of the program that I will implement right out of the chute:
- Class - Yes.
- 5 Powerful, Classroom Rules.
- Teach - Okay.
- The Scoreboard.
- Daily Classroom Procedures.
This collage was created in PicMonkey (a photo editing site that I adore and can actually operate), therefore you don't see the full slides, but you get the idea. Click on the picture to be taken to my TPT store where you can see them in greater detail.
To find out more on WBT, visit the website at www.wholebrainteaching.com. If you are already using the program, what part of the program is working best for you?