I probably haven’t been this excited about something new since “The Daily Five,” 3 years ago. What do you know about “Whole Brain Teaching?” I follow Third Grade Thoughts and have learned just enough to make me interested. Last night I downloaded all kinds of FREE e-books and can’t wait to get started. I watched some videos a week or two ago and I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this before. What do you think? Do any of you use “Whole Brain Teaching” in your classrooms? I’m not so sure about the “scoreboard” but I love “class, yes,” “teach, okay,” and the Power Pix. I even think the class rules are pretty cool. With the new way our school district/state is going with standards led rather than text-book led classrooms, I can see this as such a benefit. We are supposed to do LOTS and LOTS of mini lessons followed by “Demonstrations of Learning” in our district. We even have all of our curriculum maps that tell us the most important learning objectives to teach. I can see how “Whole Brain Teaching” will help me get to the necessary learning quickly and in a FUN way.
Just in case you are new to "Whole Brain Teaching" I included a couple videos from Youtube but there are many more. I just typed in Chris Biffle and found so many that I'll be busy for awhile.