As of now, we are POTATO crazy!!! For the past couple of years, we have used potato heads as incentives and motivators in our classrooms. Now, we have a REAL use for them!!!!
This summer, we attended the National Whole Brain Teaching Conference in Pineville, Louisiana. It was an experience we won't soon forget! Three other teachers were crazy enough to go with us, and we had an absolute BLAST!!!! We have be dabbling in Whole Brain concepts, but have never jumped in with both feet.
At the conference, we were lit on fire for the Whole Brain Teaching class style!! We were affirmed in the concepts we were already using, and challenged to put into practice many new strategies! One of the new ideas we are bringing home with us is the "Super Improvers Wall." It replaces the clip chart and instead, focuses on improvements students make in academics, character, and behavior. You can check all of the amazing WBT strategies out here: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/
Here is a group shot with the man himself- Chris Biffle!
We were challenged by our WBT instructor to create a fun Super Improvers theme for our own classroom. Well, we repurposed our use of the potatoes and have designed a "Potato Peeps" theme!
All this tater talk has made us hungry... Off to grab some French Fried Taters!!!!!