I have been teaching for 9 years and love every minute of it! I am currently a 4th grade classroom teacher . I have also taught 1st grade in a classroom setting (3 years). Additionally, I taught K-5 reading and math interventions (2 years).
WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING!!! I Love Love Love this method of classroom management and instructional practices. Actually, this is really a way of thinking more than a way of teaching. Once you teach this way, you will never go back to plain, old lecture again! If you want an energized classroom, with students eager to learn and participate, where there are few distractions to the learning environment, and each student is held accountable for EVERY action, then check out WBT! Class Dojo is also one of my essentials in the classroom. Not only are the students excited about it, so are the parents. The parents can see immediate updates of their child's behavior, get detailed information about how their child behaves in school and the frequency of each behavior recorded, and can message the teacher about any concerns. I get maximized parent involvement, printable data for conferences and data collection, and a fun, positive way to management behavior...most of the time without me saying a word. The students get their own account, an opportunity to take ownership of their actions, and a cool avatar that they get to create! Fun with Purpose - oh wait - that's a WBT philosophy too! I also use Love and Logic principles in my classroom to ensure student character growth. I am a big advocate for Growth Mindset training as well. Love Carol Dweck!
I am a Class Dojo mentor. I have been nominated for Teacher of the Year three times.
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