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Tuesday Teaching Tips: Whole Brain Teaching

I don’t really know too much about whole brain teaching, but have heard many educators talking about how they use this technique to keep students engaged. I was quite excited…

I don’t really know too much about whole brain teaching, but have heard many educators talking about how they use this technique to keep students engaged.

I was quite excited when I came across this week’s video, as it shows a teacher using whole brain teaching with her Year One class.

The teacher in the video implements many strategies to motivate, engage and manage her students. I especially like the ‘blow it in your hand’, ‘mirror’ and ‘teach’ strategies.

I would love to hear from anyone who has used or uses whole brain teaching. Feel free to leave your comments below :-). I hope you enjoy the video!

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6 Comments

  1. Realistic Teacher

    I started using Whole Brain Teaching this year and have only partially implemented it, but I LOVE it!! I just have to say the rule number and my kids correct the behavior immediately – it is amazing!!

    My kids love, love, love when we turn and talk. It took a lot of coaching to get them to do it “correctly” but after using it in Daily 5 and implementing it in math, my kids use it with confidence.

    I haven’t been able to implement all of the WBT ideas but the ones that I have used so far have worked fabulously!!

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Thanks so much for leaving a comment! It sounds like you’ve had quite a bit of success so far with implementing WBT. Did it take long for you to get used to using the ideas? The teacher in the video appears to use the techniques quite seamlessly, so I wondered how long it would take to reach that stage?

      Again thanks for sharing your experiences with WBT 😀
      Mel

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      • Realistic Teacher

        I really liked the idea because I have students with a ton of energy this year!! It has taken about 4 weeks for them to get into the routine.

        Some days are definately better than others – in fact somedays I can’t use turn and talk at all because their behavior is off task. We are not near the video, and I don’t forsee my students being there by the end of the year, but on the whole I love it.

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  2. Amie

    I really enjoyed this video! I came across it on Pinterest. I would love to learn more about whole brain teaching.

    Reply
  3. Nat

    That video was amazing! I’m going to do some serious research! Thank you!

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hey Nat,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the video. The teacher used some excellent techniques to engage her students and I also really enjoy watching the video. Have fun with your research.

      Mel

      Reply

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