Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wonderful last day!

I despise chaos and the last days of school always seem to be full of chaos!  I tried to maintain as much structure as I could and WBT was a HUGE help.

As the students worked on a last day project, I just had to smile when I overheard the conversation of my two challenging students.  Student A heard student B say something rude.  Student A automatically said, "Rule number 3!"  Student 2 quickly replied with, "Treat others the way you want to be treated!"  Can you believe it?  The two most challenging students happily correcting each other- that's what I call teacher heaven!

I usually stay away from giving too much freedom on the last I said, I hate chaos!  Today in the last hour, I let the kids choose games to play with friends.  It worked very well in part due to the fact that I still had all the control I needed with the class-yes!

Before the class walked out the door for the last time we had one more class-yes for old time's sake! LOL :)   I had students sincerely thank me.  I had students beg me to join them in 3rd grade.  Two sweet little girls left with tears in their eyes!  Again, I know that this was an exceptionally sweet class, but I truly believe that I can attribute much of this year's success to the positive environment created with Whole Brain Teaching.


  1. What a great post!!! Thank you for sharing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

  2. I also do not like chaos. WBT definitely helped keep the lid on, but in a friendly way. That's what I love about WBT, it is so positive. Have a great summer!