My first whole brain teaching week is over...and boy was it harder than I thought! Getting used to the techniques and using the scoreboard properly took me all week - but finally, after showing my third graders the YouTube video of Farrah Shippley (you rock!) and her kindergarteners, they started to respond and we fell into a groove. What a difference! All of a sudden they were focused and listening. We were able to get some work done and I didn't feel like I was asking them to stop talking all of the time. I would say this week was a success with many more to follow!
Yeah to my third graders! You are all so awesome and I am so proud of your work this week. Let's keep it up!!!