Are You a Whole Brainer?

  Okay, you guys! I am no where close to being a “Whole Brain Teacher,” but I have started many of the first steps this week and all I can say is LOVE! I have never seen a bunch of children more engaged and actively participating. If you are unfamiliar with Whole Brain Teaching, I highly recommend downloading their awesome and FREE e-book here at their website. Want to see a phenomenal Whole Brain Teacher? When I first saw this video over the summer, I kept thinking: 1. How stinkin’ adorable is she? 2. I WANT TO BE HER! 3. She is OUTSTANDING! Check out this YouTube video:

If you’re a newbie Whole Brainer (or perhaps a soon-to-be Whole Brainer), feel free to grab these posters below. Woo hoo!

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You can also find them at my TPT shop below:

Are YOU a Whole Brainer? If so, how do you like it?

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  • Stephanie September 14, 2012, 2:27 am

    No but I desperately want to become one this year! We've rocked the class-yes strategy in my class for the past three years but with the group I have this now, keeping them engaged is no easy task. So I'm hoping to spend this weekend loading up my WBT-ing arsenal! I've seen this ladies videos before too. She is a rock star!! Love your signs as usual!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  • Ash September 14, 2012, 2:37 am

    I am loving all this whole brain teaching stuff. That video is amazing! She is such a phenomenal teacher!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  • Lisa Mattes September 14, 2012, 3:19 am

    I'm SUPER intrigued by WBT and will be digging into it as I have a group this year that will be keeping me on my toes!!!

    I am fairly obsessed with your blog and TpT items!! LOOOVVVE your First Grade Experts in your "Back To School For First Graders" unit. It is amaaaazingly relevant and super, super cute!!! I'm also using your Stupendous Story Elements freebie (looovee) and those Chevron Binder Covers are just toooo cute! You have a gift!

    If you were able to take a peek at my new blog I would be so honored. I am currently having a Thirty One giveaway (personalized thermal lunch tote in a pattern of your choice), in case you'd be interested.

    You can find me at Growing Firsties.

  • Rikki September 14, 2012, 3:20 am

    I agree. I want to start it this year. I just keep thinking I want to get my rules and routines down first and then I'll start Whole Brain. My goal is to start by October. I love this video. She is so good at WBT. Love your posters!
    The Hive

  • Stephanie Livers September 14, 2012, 3:34 am

    Thank you for the link and posters! I have just recently come across WBT but I am intrigued and thinking about incorporating this into my classroom even though school has started!

  • Kendra September 14, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Lyndsey, you share the BEST information!! You also have the BEST visuals and you are the BEST for sharing!! 🙂 Thank you!!

  • Jennifer Reck September 14, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Thank you for this awesome post! LOVE this video! I incorporated some of these things in my class today. The kids loved blowing the answer into their hand and letting it go…THANK YOU!!
    Owl Things First!

  • Tales of a First Grade Teacher September 14, 2012, 8:37 pm

    that is the same video I saw that got me hooked to WBT. I am like you and just starting to use the beginning elements. I love it!!! cute posters.

  • Karen September 14, 2012, 10:43 pm

    I love WBT! I found it last year and am so glad that I did. It really makes a difference!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  • Tammy Davis September 16, 2012, 3:25 am

    Yes implementing WBT in my kindergarten class! Love the poster set!!! That is also the first video I found in YouTube and then Farrah Shipley's are amazing! Have. Fabulous school year! Visit our happenings in Alabama on our class blog http://

  • Melissa Ortuno September 18, 2012, 7:23 pm

    I LOVE WBT and LOVE your posters! I am currently Level 4 certified with WBT and working on becoming a trainer. Be sure to check out the Tuesday Webinars at Tonight is an open chat and past webcast are at
    There are also grade level Facebook pages 🙂 Can't wait to see more from you!

  • Anonymous September 19, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Hi, I love your Whole Brain Teaching posters! Is there any chance you could do a Teach Ok one? Want mine all to match!!! 😀

  • Positively Learning September 23, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Hi! I just discovered you through the TPT newsletter! I'm right down the road…teaching in Baltimore City & went to Towson 🙂
    These posters look awesome – thanks! So glad I found you!

  • Andrea P. September 27, 2012, 12:47 am

    This is amazing! I printed them and have them currently in my 4th grade class. They LOVE this. Do you happen to have a poster for the teach/ok portion??? Thanks!!