After doing my first video of the introduction to the Crazy Professor Game, Mrs. Stoltenberg has given me some great suggestions! I tell people all the time that I have an ACTIVE group of 2nd graders but I don't think people realize until they see it! The ball seats do add some action to the classroom atmosphere as well but they are actually very helpful.
I saw on the WBT facebook sight today an introduction video of WBT. Karly Macaleese, a rising WBT All star created a video of her introduction to WBT in her classroom. Yes, I have already introdcued WBT into my classroom but I love seeing how other teachers use WBT. Here are a couple of things I will be adding to my classroom WBT environment that I got from her video:
1. I love how she has a scoreboard around her neck! I'm so doing this starting next week! This way, the students don't know when to really listen up for Class.
2. I love how when she says "Class" her students immediately sit down. My students just stop but this is going to change Monday morning at 8:20!
3. Mirror: when she says mirror, her students stand up!
4. Partner talking: 1 stands up and the other sits down. Then they slap hands and switch.
-I have had students partner talking and then when I walk by, they say they are finished teaching. To improve this, I am going to take Karly's strategy of teaching and repeating. Plus, this gets students up and down, which helps with the focusing!
Click here to watch Karly's video! I highly recommend watching Karly's video to get an idea of a GREAT introduction to WBT! Ten finger woo with sizzles Karly!