Friday, June 3, 2011

WBT Intern

I am so very excited to be able to introduce myself as a new WBT intern.  I welcome the opportunity to become part of the WBT program and family as a potential trainer to fellow teachers on the path toward greater student involvement, deeper level of learning and providing a fun and warm classroom environment.

I have been a classroom teacher for twelve years and my primary responsibility for the past seven has been teaching social studies to students in fifth through eighth grade.  I love teaching and working with children, however classroom management was a weakness for me.  I had read books, discussed the problem with my peers and attended professional development classes.  Nothing seemed to work for me.

Two years ago I was introduced to Whole Brain Teaching by a fellow staff member who shared with me the very tip of the iceberg of what WBT is.  I began to use "Class-Yes" immediately and was amazed at the response from my students. My interest was piqued and I began to research more fully WBT. 

During the past two years I have utilized the strategies of WBT in my classroom and have found my students to be more cooperative, eager to learn in a fun and interactive atmosphere and actually more encouraging to each other.  I now go home each day more relaxed, energized and confident!

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  1. Congratulations on the intern position! I'll be excited to read about your experiences!


  2. Great Posts! I am excited to see a Social Studies teacher using WBT. I teach 6-8 Lang. Arts and 6th Social Studies. This will be my first year with WBT and though I feel confident about the Lang. Arts teaching, I have been wondering how to incorporate SS. I would love to hear how you read all that non fiction with the students and get the key concepts across. My email is if you care to correspond.
    Kathy Powers
    Wilson KS