Whole Brain Teaching
For Challenging Kids: (And The Rest of Your Class too!)
Whole Brain Teaching is a book by Chris Biffle that contains methods that are amazingly effective in classroom management!
Whole Brain Teaching (aka: WBT) is based on brain based learning. Research shows that chldren retain more information when they have an opportunity to put it into their own words and use gestures to emphasize key instructional units...plus, it's SUPER FUN!
**WBT's method to get your classes attention**
Next is the catch, the hook that makes this fun, and gets them invested in what I am going to do and say next. When I say "Class!" and they say "Yes!" they have to say it the same way that I have said it. For example, if I say "Classity, class, class!" they must respond with "Yessity, yes, yes!" If I say it softly then they have to respond softly. It's amazing how effective this simple approach is and it is just the beginning of the methods Whole Brain Teaching has to offer.