Whole Brain Teaching is an approach designed toward maximizing student engagement, and focusing on the way the brain is really designed to learn. It is an integrated method combining effective classroom management and pedagogically sound approaches to student engagement that are effective with a wide range of student learning populations vetted through 15 years of classroom application. From this research and experimentation Whole Brain Teaching was born.
Whole Brain Teaching can, and is being used at every level of instruction, kindergarten through college, with tremendous positive results.
Traditionally education has focused on right brain activity – the reasoning, rational part of the brain. WBT techniques seek to make connections between this rational part of the brain and the left side of the brain which is concerned with creative activity
Learning an effective, flexible approach like this, particularly one that integrates classroom management with effective teaching techniques, can give new teachers a tremendous advantage in their ability to deal with the stresses of the teaching profession.
Whole Brain Teaching is an approach designed toward maximizing student engagement and focusing on the way the brain is really designed to learn.
Engaging lessons that involve the whole brain are the most effective classroom management.
Whole Brain Teaching is a highly interactive form of instruction that delivers information to students in short “chunks.” Kids then teach what they have just learned to their partners, using hand-gestures to help remember specific vocabulary.
Whole brain teaching strategies emphasize active learning.
This type of instructional approach was derived from studies that found that when you tap into both hemispheres of the brain (left and right), learners are better able to make connections
What could be wrong with a program that gets students listening, moving, speaking, and smiling?