Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Blog!

Welcome to my new Whole Brain Teaching Blog!  Most of the time, you can find me blogging over at Teaching With Style.  But sometimes, I'll be over here, telling you all about my WBT experiences.  Why WBT?  I'll fill you in... 

I started to dabble in WBT this past year when I moved states and taught a new grade level in Hawaii.  I had always worked in a Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBiS) school that had school-wide rules, expectations, incentives, and discipline.  My new school has a behavior acronym, but nothing else.  Our acronym is TORCH.  There is a torch in our school seal, which is a popular Hawaiian symbol usually meaning light of knowledge or wisdom.

TORCH means:
T - tenacious
O - observant
R - respectful
C - compassionate
H - honorable

I felt that I could teach these traits, but I still needed some concrete rules for my classroom.  In walked WBT.  There were rules, routines, expectations, and systems.  I was in love after seeing my very first video!

I even made my own rules to match my bright colored classroom decor!  You can grab a free copy by clicking on the picture.

Through this blog, I hope to become a certified WBT teacher this year!  I plan to share many more freebies with you as I implement WBT in my classroom.  I also hope to do some videos in my class!  Follow along with me on my new journey!  It should be filled with tons of fun!


  1. How exciting for you! Can't wait to follow you in this journey!

    Tessa outdid herself with this awesome blog design...

    Hugs to you both!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. Love the new blog. I am interested in what you have to share on WBT.

  3. Yay! We are so excited! Love us some WBT! We started it last year and found it to be amazing! Looking forward to your new site :)

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  4. I have been wanting to learn more about this. Thanks.

  5. I cannot wait to read what you have to share! I am wanting to incorporate WBT into my classroom!

  6. Hi Nicole Congrats on your new blog! I'm your newest follower here & I'm looking forward to your posts!

    Science for Kids Blog

  7. Congrats!! Cant wait to follow along!!


  8. I am so excited to follow your new blog and learn more about WBT!!! Thanks!

  9. Tis is great! I found WBT last year as well! My goal is to start strong this year! I was in Kinder and started making cute PP... You can see them here http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/WBT-Power-Pix-Kindergarten-Cute-707892

    But now Ian moving to 2nd and have now started them for 2nd. They are not finished so I have not posted them to TPT but I would love to share with someone who has more 2nd grade experience :)

    Good Luck

  10. Just posted about your blog here:

    Thank you for diving in and sharing!
    Nicole @ Teach Love