Saturday, June 18, 2011

National Convention for WBT

There is a certain synergy created when 500+ dedicated teachers are given 3 days together with our beloved "Coach B"...WOW!

I had the privilege of leading a daily breakout session with first and second grade. My observations are:

  • We have many brand new, excited teachers who are ready to change the world.
  • Joining our rookies are teachers with a variety of experiences, looking for new ways to engage students and increase learning.
  • WBT brings people together, regardless of backgrounds.
  • Whether one has used WBT for 1 minute or 5 years, there is always something new to learn and implement.
  • Teachers continue to believe that one person can make a difference.
  • Our new "Sentence Ladder" will be a key element in developing oral vocabulary and teaching students how to scaffold a sentence.
  • People met on the forum at wholebrainteaching.com seem like old friends.
  • It is OK to ask questions and ask for help.
  • Teachers using WBT have a renewed passion for teaching and learning!
Hop on over to wholebrainteaching.com to join a community of teachers who are done whining and are ready to change things for the sake of students!
Deb

WBT Team with New Interns

First and Second Grade Teachers-Breakout session


Photos from WBT National Convention