Whole Brain Teaching freebies and some rewards for Level Up Behavior Plan

Yesterday I spent a majority of my night doing some reading on Whole Brain Teaching, watching videos, pinning, reading blogs about it...just anything I could to fully understand this WBT concept. I can tell you...I am in love! And super excited to try it! I have used "tell your partner..." before but nothing like this.

Stephanie from 3rd Grade thoughts has been a  HUGE inspiration to me. Her blog is simply amazing and has some great WBT resources! You must go check her out. After looking at hear posters and getting some great ideas, I wanted to create some of my own. 

One of Stephanie's new ideas was a poster called Ready? Set. Go! You know that awkward time when you have given your lesson and then you dismiss them back to their center or seat to do work? Usually you just say, "OK, go back to your seat." Well, not any more! This is how she uses the Ready? Set. Go strategy!

I end my directions by saying "Ready" and hitting both hands on my lap. The kids reply by saying "Set" and clapping their hands together once. We then all say "GO!" and raise our hands in the air. It's all very fun and gives us an energy to get into the next project as soon as we can.

So what do you think? I LOVE it! She even made a cute poster to go with it! I told you...go check her out! 

Here are the posters I created! I also made a Ready? Set. Go! Poster included in the set! Thanks Stephanie for the amazing strategy!

If you are interested in the posters I made, just click HERE to get them:)

Also, if you want to check out all my WBT pins on Pinterest..go HERE

While visiting Stephanie's blog, I was finding myself blog hopping over to The Polka Dot Patch where I found some amazing WBT rule posters! She has them for FREE download:) You must go check them out! I printed them out, hot glued them to ribbon and will hang them in my room! 

Last but not least, I finished my reward posters for my new Level Up behavior management system! The reason why I do not have this included in the unit is because everyone does rewards differently. 

The things I have on my rewards are from the Target Dollar Spot and also some time with me. If you think you would want to use these cards and the Level Up system, I would gladly include them in the packet for free. 

If you have any questions about this system I would gladly answer them. I have had a few people ask me already some questions. I am thinking about doing a post just for questions. And then another when I start using the system. Are any of you thinking about using it? I would love to hear about it when you do! 

Don't forget to enter both of my giveaways. One ends tonight-which is getting the Level Up unit for free! The other ends Sunday night! Click here to get there!
Good luck to you all!


  1. Love the posters! I'm so excited to use more WBT techniques this year. I LOVE Stephanie's blog. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  2. Love the posters! I have been looking into WBT and think it's great!

    Down The Learning Road

  3. Thanks for the great posters!! I'm venturing into using WBT this year & these will be helpful!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Hi Tonya-
    I love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Do you create your own clipart you use on your printables or do you get them from somewhere?


    Tales of an Education Major

    1. I wish I knew how to create my own clipart! I am not that talented! I use clipart from all different places. I love Thistlegirl, Scrappin Doodles, KMP doodles, Print Candee, Erin Bradley! That is usually where I get everything:)

  5. I like the ready set go thing! Thats so cute.

    Adventures in Room 5

  6. I like this system and I can not wait for you to blog about it this fall. I know it will be a huge hit with your students!

  7. Ohmagoodness, Tonya- thank you so so so much for your incredibly kind shout-out! You totally made my day and I am soooo loving your racer clip art for the Ready, Set, Go! sign :)

    Thanks again :) :)

    3rd Grade Thoughts

    1. You are SOOOO welcome:) I can't wait to hear more great WBT things from you!

  8. I like that Ready Set Go deal. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  9. I am trying to learn as much as I can about WBT as well! I really like your reward posters. I need to come up with something like that for my clip system. Great stuff!

    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  10. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of those other blogs.. great information! Love you posters... I made a set the other day too! I love WBT and vowed I will use even more of the strategies this year! Good luck, can't wait to read more about it!

    Kickin' it in Kinder