Monday, January 30, 2012
My Classroom has entered a new Dimension of WBT learning...Electronic SuperSpeed 100! Earlier this school year, I described the Universal Homework Model and the daily practice of Superspeed Reading. Students work daily at school and at home learning to read the 100 most common sight words as quickly as they can in one minute, breaking individual records as they go! Now, thanks to Coach Chris Biffle, my class has been able to step up that practice with the creation of Electronic SuperSpeed 100! Oh, yeah! Using a power point collection of 100 slides projected on my classroom board, my WHOLE CLASS is now able to participate together in beating Class Records in SuperSpeed 100! Just when I thought student engagement was on high, I find this program bumps it up another notch!! Oxygen, please!!We are practicing this twice a day, and the excitement and anticipation is awesome. No one loses in this arena! For a full description of this program, go to www.wholebrainteaching.com and watch Program #511 SuperSpeed 100 in the Video Library. Then go to Free Ebooks and download Electronic Superspeed 100. Now get ready to engage and learn! The fun is even Sweeter now! SuperSpeed and beyond!!!!
Monday, January 23, 2012
P is for Improved Performance on State Standards!
O is for Optimum Student Engagement!
W is for Whole Brain Learning!
E is for Energized Students!
R is for Robust Gestures!
P is for Positive Picture Clues!
I is for Increased Test Scores!
X is for eXtreme Academic Achievement!
An amazing Wall has been building in my classroom in the format of a Grid based on Language Arts and Math State Standards. Starting with the first week of school, my students have been learning and practicing all the required State Standards for Second Grade. We are posting the last ones this week! Wahoo!! They are so proud and rightfully so! Power to the Students! Their little "back pockets" are filling up with academic tools, a.k.a. Brain Toys!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The first week back after a great three weeks of Christmas Break was exciting, inspiring, amazing, interesting, and even a little tiring!! Oh, my! The first time I said, "Class! Class!", I heard the beautiful music of my students enthusiastically responding, "Yes! Yes!" It was like we had never left! Whole Brain Teaching keeps that Golden Thread of fun weaving through sun, rain, snow, and even extended vacations!! I always find students and teachers alike are always glad to be back to "routines". "Coming HOME to school is a Good place to be! Not only is it a secure environment for many, it's also a stimulating one as consistent student engagement allows those brain cells to activate, stretch, and produce amazing ideas and strategies for learning. My class even had the opportunity to demonstrate in-class their WBT techniques for our District BTSA Coordinator and another guest teacher on our first week back! They were awesome! Oh, yeah!
"Ten Finger Wooo!" to Coach B! He was very busy over Break preparing the new Electronic Speed Read 100 and 1000!! His January 3, 2012 Webinar is in the Video Library #511. A great presentation on Speed Read 100. This Tuesday, January 17, 2012, he will be presenting another Live Webinar at 5:00 PST at wholebrainteaching.com on Speed Read 1000. Another great opportunity to learn from the Best!
We're Back!!!!!!!!! 2012 is going to be a Leap Year of celebrating! Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah!"