Thursday, June 16, 2011

WBT National Conference in Louisiana

I just returned from Louisiana and the WBT National three day conference! It was an amazing and awesome experience! One of the best tidbits is the conference and all the materials are FREE for everyone! Please visit the website and find out where the next conference is being held and make plans to attend. I promise you will not be disappointed. You will leave brimming with excitement, armed with great information, and running back to every administrator/teacher in your district to get them on board with Whole Brain Teaching!

A personal favorite from the conference: Coach B reminded us that- Student leaders are the most under utilized resource a teacher has in the classroom. One way to use student leaders in your classroom is to introduce the concept of Leadership buttons. The WBT buttons work great for this concept! In the beginning, you can have student leaders in charge of class/yes, teach/okay, and mirror. Another BIG benefit of using student leaders in your classroom is when you have to be out of your classroom.  Your students are trained, will lead the class, and the substitute will be in teacher heaven for the day! I can't wait for the new school year and all the new strategies that will make my students SOAR even higher in their learning!

Laura Caisse
WBT Intern 2011-2012

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