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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 15 Jun 2012 14:20 #10697

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Dear Wibbiteers!
To begin your journey toward becoming a Whole Brain Teaching Board Certified Instructor, please carefully read the Certification pdf at www.scribd.com/doc/94314237/Whole-Brain-Teaching-Certification

Next, start by posting an essay on a WBT topic in the appropriate section of the Whole Brain Teaching Certification section of our forum. For example, if you are writing about a WBT webcast, post your essay in the webcast section on our forum; if you are writing about one of our YouTube videos, post your essay in the YouTube section on our forum.

Your essays should be 250 words minimum; no paragraph should exceed seven sentences or be fewer than three sentences; all paragraphs should be separated by a double space; graduate school literacy standards are expected. If we find more than two writing errors, you will receive an email notifying you politely, but firmly, that your essay was not accepted for Certification Points. Unfortunately, we do not have staff to detail your errors or to handle rewrites of an unacceptable essay. Simply write another post, but much more carefully!

If you want to try to for bonus points, begin your essay with an inspiring quotation or use transition sentences in the body or employ figurative language ... or any other literary technique you think is appropriate to your topic.

We are especially looking for, in the last paragraph of your essay, your original suggestions about how students' critical thinking skills could be improved while employing the WBT technique that is the subject of your post.

Wib On!
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Re: How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 16 Jun 2012 03:35 #10705

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Hi Coach! As the newly dubbed "Assistant Director to WBT Certificaton", I am looking forward to my certifying wibeteers who would like writing assistance as discussed in the webcast. Would you like them to post their essay on the forum and somehow mark it as a draft for me to look at or would you like them to email it to me so it can be polished before posting?

Kate Bowski
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Re: How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 16 Sep 2012 23:21 #12778

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Hi Kate
I am a teacher in New Zealand who has seen the videos and downloaded all the books. I currently use the big seven, scoreboard and the practice cards in my class with great success. I teach a Year 2 &3 class which over here are 6 &7 year olds.
I am so sad that i can never attend a conference. Do you know if anyone does this over this side of the world? Does Chris travel overseas to run any conferences?

I am going to have a look and see if I can get any funding to help further my knowledge if there is anyone local that does this.

I would love to see how this works in classes overseas.

Would love any contacts.

Thank you
Josie Woon (an excited New Zealander)
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Re: How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 17 Sep 2012 03:39 #12780

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Hi Josie! So glad you are using WBT! Isn't it an amazing program? Coach does travel outside the country. I would have your administrators contact him by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). It might take some time for your admins to come around. Be persistent! I prodded for an entire year but have finally succeeded in getting Coach to come to our district next month. Good luck!
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 04 Apr 2014 12:12 #16755

I am trying to start my certification and clicked on the Whole Brain Teaching Certification document from 2012. Is this what I should be following or is there an updated version?

Thank you!

Dorlisa Prior
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 04 Apr 2014 17:03 #16758

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Hello, Dorlisa!

I believe those are the current guidelines for those seeking certification. You can earn WBT Certification points by reading Chris Biffle's book, Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids,and writing (and posting) thoughtful responses on the Whole Brain Teaching Book Club site:
wbtbookclubii.blogspot.com/p/whole-brain...g-certification.html
Good luck to you on your WBT Certification journey! :)

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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 12 Apr 2014 11:03 #16774

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Hey jnessuno, when I clicked on the link you posted, it said to 'join' by scrolling down and finding it on the right. There was nothing I could find that said 'join'. Can you help? Thanks, Bonnie
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 12 Apr 2014 11:30 #16775

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Hello, Bonnie!

You must have a Google (email) account. It is free and easy to sign up for a Google account. I had to create a separate account because my school Google account would not permit me to log in. Once you have created a Google account, you will simply sign in in the upper-right hand corner of the Blog page (using your Google user name and password). From the main page of the Blog, you will see links for the various chapters, introductions, and so forth. Thank you for joining, and welcome to the WBT Book Club! It is enlightening to read the posts written by other members, and it's fun to reflect and write your own!

I hope this helps. If you need additional help, just post a message; I'd be more than happy to help you :)

Jackie
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 13 Apr 2014 12:40 #16776

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Thanks Jackie!
I have begun! :)

I have another question for you....by your name at the side, what is the 10 finger woo about and the karma?
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 14 Apr 2014 15:46 #16780

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Hello, Bonnie!

The 10 Finger Woo appears to be awarded when someone clicks the "thank you" link. I'm not sure about Karma. Perhaps a savvy member will fill us both in! :)

Jackie
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How to begin Whole Brain Teaching Certification 15 Apr 2014 17:51 #16782

To add Karma click the green plus below the users profile picture.
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