Greetings to all! I hope that by sharing my journey with Whole Brain Teaching you will give it a try. Check out www.wholebrainteaching.com for a ton of information that will help you on your journey! It is all free!
A couple of years ago I was searching for a way to reach my kids, as all the ways I had tried were not working. I kept thinking "there has got to be a better way." I had heard about how important it was to use the whole brain but didn't know anything about how to do it. I found the website WholeBrainTeaching.com and found exactly what I needed. If you hear people refer to 'teacher heaven', they are getting there by using Whole Brain Teaching.
I read just about everything on the website including many e-books, watched videos, read the forum, and basically saturated my brain. I thought about it almost constantly - my way of internalizing what I was learning. Whole brain teaching was so very different from anything I had tried, I was afraid to actually try it. Once I decided that if I wanted to be in 'teacher heaven' I needed to start using it, I jumped in. I started using it in April of last year and was amazed at the response I got from the kids. I started slowly, and as I became more confident I added more. As with anything new, I made mistakes but found that it was ok-no big deal. I just learned from them and went on. I still make mistakes and am still learning but I know that as a life-long learner I will continue to do these things.
And so began my journey. Stay tuned for more!