love adore my class, but sometimes the volume can be overwhelming. I have a loud class this year. You know how some years you’ve got the quiet kids…not necessarily shy, just quiet…well, this year, not so much! When one stops talking, another starts – yes right in the middle of a lesson plan when I am about to hit it home.
So, I’ve turned to Whole Brain Teaching (WBT). Here’s how it started….
Me: When I say class you say yes. Class?
Students: Yes (turning and talking to their neighbors)
Me: Let me explain, when I say class and you say yes, you are to stop what you’re doing, put your eyes on me and listen. Classity-class?
Students: Yesity, yes! (a few neighbors continue whispering)
Yes, we are definitely going to need more
chances opportunities to make a go of this!