I have been slightly intrigued by the Whole Brain Teaching phenomenon over this past year. Like most of us, I don’t have a lot of free time during the school year to read professional books. But, once summer comes, I LOVE to get my hands on professional books. I decided that my #1 read was going to be this book:
The “challenging kids” part is what caught my attention. I’m sure you’re all thinking of a few challenging kids you’ve had over the years in your head, right?
I’ve watched a few YouTube videos, read a few blogs and have a BASIC understanding, but really wanted to dig deeper and learn for myself from the creator of the Whole Brain Teaching program (Chris Biffle).
So, if you’re interested, you can follow along on my little learning adventure!
First up, Chapter 1.
Here are a few things that I highlighted!
Yes! Of course they do! Whole Brain Teaching is FUN – they make their program fun to follow so children will WANT to be part of the classroom environment in a POSITIVE way. Children learn to work together to make their teacher happy and because they love to play the teacher and teach their friends.
Biffle says the program is more like a GAME that all students want to participate in. There are penalties and rewards when “playing” the game.
I am very excited about this part! Learning about how the brain works in learning to read has been another item on my list of “to-do’s”. Chapter 5 goes into greater detail on how Whole Brain Teaching uses all parts of the brain.
I hope that you join me on this WBT journey! If you want to jump ahead, go ahead and order the book from Amazon, or go to their website. What is amazing about this program is that there is so much information on their website that is absolutely FREE!
I would love to hear your thoughts – leave a comment below! Do you use WBT? Are you intrigued? Keep checking back this summer for more WBT posts!