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Friday, May 25, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching

When I was told that my son had an issue with his brain, non-treatable, non-curable, I set out to find a way to make a difference in his life. I started learning about teaching using whole-brain strategies and techniques.

Watch this video:


I instantly fell in love. This is how I teach. This is how I want to teach. This would help my son! I can't wait to share this with his teachers next year!

When writing my long term goals lately, I listed becoming whole-brain teaching certified as a goal not knowing it didn't exist until now...


I will be posting at least once a week about whole-brain teaching.  Each Tuesday night their is a webcast with Chris Biffle which helps guide those on the certification path or who just want to learn more.

The best part... it is FREE!!! Free to watch the webcast, join the forum discussions, and become certified. He does ask for a donation for professional development credit and to download the slides for the videos if you would like them.

I updated my logo for these posts... isn't it cute? And no... Erika didn't help me. I did it all by my lonesome. I wanted an easy way for you to recognize what I was up to now.

 
I truly believe that the whole brain shown in this video will make all the difference for my son and in my classroom. Such a simple little thing but it makes a whole lot of difference. This style of teaching goes well with my idea of building a skeleton and exercising my muscle prior to lesson writing.

I am so excited about this new adventure! I hope you will join me. If you decide to, please leave a comment below. =)

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13 Comments:

At May 25, 2012 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Mrs. M said...

So glad you will be posting on this topic! My school has embraced whole brain teaching this past year. We even have Chris Biffle coming this summer as we are hosting one of his workshops. I can't wait! =)
Bobbie

The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

 
At May 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM , Blogger April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

I would love to learn more about whole brain teaching. I enjoyed watching the video. Thanks for sharing.

April

 
At May 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Josh Bennett said...

Good stuff! I do some of this stuff already not knowing it's classified as "whole brain" teaching. Now I can be a little more intentional about this and research whole brain teaching a little more. :)

Thanks for the video!

Josh
Mr. B's Beach Brains

 
At May 25, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Heidi said...

I LOVE whole brain teaching. I cannot wait to read more from you. I have implemented some of the ideas into my classroom, but not all of them because I haven't fully researched everything. I am hoping to make it to the conference at Walsh University in Ohio over the summer. The conference is free and you get two days worth of training. I soo hope I can go.

Heidi
My (Not So) Elementary Life
mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

 
At May 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

That is so amazing!! I would love to work at a WBT school and attend a Coach B training! As my youngest would say "sooo jealous!"

 
At May 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

I didn't realize it was called whole brain teaching either. I was actually looking for ideas on memory issues when this appeared and was just so perfect! Kinda like your brain book is an interactive notebook only we didn't know. LOL!

 
At May 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

oh! I so hope you can go too!! I will be anxiously stalking your blog for an update.

 
At May 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM , Blogger ~Bethany said...

I'm so glad we're on this little journey together!! I, too, use WBT as a mom and was lucky enough that one of my close friends was my daughter's first grade teacher this past year, so she was learning little bit of WBT too. It just makes sense, and you will notice an impact immediately.

Your new logo is adorable!

 
At May 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Lisa R. said...

I have heard so many positive things about whole brain teaching! Thanks for taking the time to talk about it & giving us the resources to learn more about it to help us implement it in our classroom!

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

 
At May 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Mrs. Bachar's Kindergarten Class said...

I've been following WBT and I'm excited about implementing it!

 
At May 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM , Blogger PFirth said...

I am looking forward to reading about your experiences with WBT. I am also going to implement this with my class in September. I am your newest follower. I have also given you an award to say thank you for your great ideas!
http://madlylearning.blogspot.ca/2012/05/what-blogging-community.html

 
At May 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Storie said...

Just started following you. I can't wait to read more about your journey with whole brain teaching. Stop by my blog sometime.
Storie
Stories by Storie

 
At May 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Farrah Shipley said...

Whole Brain Teaching is the BOMB!!!!!! Completely made me the teacher I am today! I became a WBT Trainer a year ago and will be helping present and train at the National Conference in June (Alexandria, LA)...hope to see all your bright faces there!!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! :) I will help you in what ever way I can! :) Love and Blessings!
Farrah
mrsshipleywholebrainteaching.blogspot.com

 

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