I realized that I jumped right into blogging about Whole Brain Teaching without giving any information about what it is. The very best thing to do is to go to http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/. The site has free ebooks, videos, a forum on which you can ask questions and get answers, and much more!
Whole Brain Teaching is "an educational reform movement" as written on the website. It was started by Chris Biffle when he was a professor and felt there had to be a better way to reach the challenging kids we all teach. It involves using the whole brain which makes learning easier, quicker, and more fun! Students use lots of hand gestures as they teach each other or use brain toys during class. Everything is game-like which again, makes learning a lot more fun and keeps kids engaged.
Whole Brain Teaching is quickly spreading around the world because it works. It is not some gimmick that is here today and gone tomorrow. It is research based and has been shown - over and over - to be extremely effective. So...don't take my word for it - check out http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/ and see how right I am!
Til Next Time,