Susan Gibson
Sat Sep 6, 2014 14:24

That is great that you are getting to be a model classroom for WBT. I have used some aspects of it for the past year and a half and love what I use. I haven't quite tackled using the writing components yet but what I've read sounds great! You will have to let me know how it goes. It will be very interesting to see if the WBT works for those students with ADHD. I think that would be a fantastic study. Ideally, you would think that with the gesturing and chunking the lesson into 30 sec "sections" that our ADHD students would be throughly engaged. I do find it extra work to think of all the gestures and actually teaching in chunks because that is not the way I was taught. But it is starting to become more natural for me. I hope it is for you as well.

As for it connecting with vocabulary, I love the college talk you have started with your class. Also, if you can involve gestures when teaching vocabulary I bet students would be able to remember the words more easily. It is wonderful that you are thinking of ways to prepare students for third grade. As a new third grade teacher, I find that many of my students still act like 2nd graders and haven't been prepared for the level of thinking needed in 3rd grade.

  • Emily- ADHD & Vocabulary - foxemilyk, Sat Sep 6 11:12
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    • ADHD Reply - Ashley Carter, Sun Sep 7 19:38
      Increases in ADHD diagnoses are definitely a concern of mine as well! I especially can relate to what you said about a small group of students affecting the course of an entire classroom. It's hard... more
    • WBT and ADHD - Susan Gibson , Sat Sep 6 14:24
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