- Education and Science
Whole Brain Teaching- Make Teaching Fun Again.
What is Whole Brain Teaching?
I was ready to quit teaching for good. The stress and apathy of the students and parents had worn me down, robbed me of my love for teaching, and left me completely disillusioned with the career I loved. It was almost too much.
The thing that saved me is Whole Brain Teaching. This is an approach that began about ten years ago in Southern California.
Chris Biffle, a philosophy professor at Crafton Hills College, engaged the support of two former students, Jay Vanderfin, and Chris Reksted, both former students, who are now elementary teachers.
The three of them realized that a they all had the common problem of flagging student engagement, and worse, it was becoming epidemic. Everywhere they looked, everyone they talked to, the story was the same. Something had to be done.
They decided a radical change in approach was warranted. They set out to learn more about how students should learn as opposed to the traditional ways teachers typically use. Research into whole brain learning, and applying what they learned was the answer.
Whole Brain Teaching was the result. Whole Brain Teaching is a method that integrates an effective classroom management system with learning approaches that tap the way your brain learns best. This approach is amazingly effective, and fun for both you the teacher, and the students.
The classroom management end is handled by the students, and is nearly stress free for the teacher thanks to the positive, fun atmosphere it created. Kids can help manage the classes' behavior in a way that is not threatening or insulting to one another. It is unbelievable how much fun it is to teach this way!
The environment is encouraging and student centered.
Learn the Way Your Brain is Wired to Learn!
The learning methods in this system create strong retention, and effective long term learning that lasts.
The kids enjoy it enormously. I had kids from last year stop me recently and ask if they could please come back to my class because it was so much more fun. I teach science. Not a subject that is frequently called fun by middle schoolers, eh?
Want to Know More?
That is pretty simple. Come to my site, and you can get the links to all the Whole Brain Teaching downloads- ebooks, games, videos and more. Almost all are FREE!