WBT: Where to Start

If you are thinking about implementing WBT for the first time, this page is meant for you! It is a work in progress...an ever-evolving collection of great resources to become an All-Star WBT teacher. If you have any resources you'd like me to add, please feel free to leave a comment below! The order and implementation information below is what worked for me, but as always with WBT choose what works for you!

THE Big 7: 
Class-Yes, Five Rules, Teach-OK, the Scoreboard (and Super Improvers Team), Hands and Eyes, Mirror, and Switch
This is where you start. Everything WBT is built on these techniques, which is why they are called the big 7. The first four are the "Core 4", and are arguably the most important techniques you will ever introduce to your class. Add in the rest to complete the BIG 7. But don't forget the Super Improvers Team too! With these techniques you have all of the keys necessary to creating an amazing classroom full of WBT funtricity!

Watch an amazing Prezi that I made, including information on all Big 7 techniques as well as the Super Improvers Team. It includes amazing videos, explanations, and quick and easy implementation strategies.

Hands and Eyes:
Super Improvers Team:


  1. What a wonderful collection for overwhelmed WBT newbies such as myself! Thanks for making this!
    Whole Brain Teaching With Style

    1. Thanks Nicole! Please feel free to share this link on your blog, and keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks -this is awesome! I plan on using WBT this year in all my classes but i have one question for now - when/how do i handle the basics like fire drill/lockdown procedures, class letter to parents, etc.?

  3. Katherine, I'm glad you have found both WBT and my blog! Those concerns are handled in whichever way you find most appropriate for your situation. Like all WBT techniques, you can't attain mastery without practice. So school procedures can be taught using mirror words and teach okay, along with practice. The letter I send home to parents includes a video/photo permission form. It gives a brief intro to me, our content, and WBT in general. I hope that helps!

  4. Great post with an excellent collection of WBT resources! Thank you!

  5. WOW! I just discovered your blog through periscope and I'm in love with this how to begin WBT info, especially the prezi!!!!!

    1. Wow, thanks so much! I'm glad you've found it helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions!