Thursday, August 2, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching

Alright, all you Whole Brain Teachers out there, I would love to hear your tips, tricks, and suggestions! I've been reading up on WBT a little bit (when my rugrat allows for it!), and I'd really like to implement it in my classroom this year. However, I find the website a bit overwhelming! Lots of great information, but I just want the basics to get me started this year. I'm not sure I want to jump in all the way or if I'm ready to do that.

Where do I start? What do I REALLY need to do? What are the absolute musts? Because I'm sure I won't get to do it all this year--am I supposed to?

I've found quite a few versions of the class rules, so I mostly just need to narrow it down to which version I like the best. Same thing with the teaching signs (is that what they're called? Switch, Class? Yes!, etc). And the scoreboard seems easy enough--pretty self-explanatory. 

Am I missing anything else to get me started and get my toes wet without going overboard, getting overwhelmed with new things, and not being able to follow through with it all? Here's my WBT Pinterest board so far if anyone's interested. :o) Or, if you have materials that I haven't found and pinned, please leave a comment directing me to them, so I can!

Do I NEED to (should I) do a Super Improvers wall?

Thanks in advance for any info you all can give me! :o)