Whole Brain Teaching

15 Jul

The import of classroom management is widely known.  A student cannot learn if there are too many distractions, or if he, himself, is distracted.  Whole brain teaching is a method that is becoming widely used to increase student engagement, ensure students are attending to the task at hand and learning, retaining, and using the desired content regularly and appropriately.

The method is based on brain based research, and, frankly, it is amazing to watch.  Each step involved activates various pieces of the students’ brains.  It makes learning fun for them, maximizes instructional time, and makes that instructional time more valuable.  I have seen some of the most reluctant learners engage through the use of this method.

4 Responses to “Whole Brain Teaching”

  1. Annie White August 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    This concept was rolled out at Underhill last year and used by our staff with great success! I plan to continue this year and believe that our alumni students will embrace it immediately. I hope our Kindergarten teachers continue to implement it in their classroom management strategies. I give Maryann Boucher all the credit for bringing it to our attention!

  2. Tina Overmyer August 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    What I appreciated was the comprehension checks that gave students opportunities for self assessment, pier assessment and teacher assessment rolled into one lesson. Tina

  3. J. Andrew Bairstow August 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks Christine,
    There are tons of resources on the website to use, and the only stipulation is that you try to spread the usage of the WBT model.

  4. Christine Gialousis August 10, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Thank you for posting info on Whole Brain Teaching!!! This instructional approach, can be overwhelming at first, but the pay off is 100% worth the effort! The best part about it is ALL TRAINING IS FREE! You can take small steps to incorporate components as you feel ready and comfortable. I began researching this approach and implementing it in my special education classroom and hope to continue to share it with other teachers and grow in my skills! Awesome resource!!! Thanks!

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