Whole Brain Teaching Strategies

Whole brain teaching strategies are all the rage across classrooms these days. Whole brain teaching strategies emphasize active learning, and fully utilize both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Whole brain teaching strategies tap into the way brains work best, and get kids to to visualize, draw, and act out what they are learning.
Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is a veteran elementary school educator based in Upstate New York, looks at seven essential steps in whole brain teaching that teachers must incorporate into their classroom.
Janelle’s steps include:
  • Classroom Rules
  • Teach/OK
  • The Motivator: Scoreboard
  • Switch
  • And More!

Janelle sums up her article like this: “Whole brain teaching is a method that can be used with all of the steps mentioned above, or with just a few of the steps mentioned. Many teachers find that they like to incorporate the attention getter step and the Teach/OK step. While others choose to use the scoreboard step or all of the steps. It is ultimately up to you to choose what best suites your teaching style, as well as how your students learn best.”
What do you think of whole brain teaching? Do you use this method in your classroom? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section, we would love to hear what you have to say.
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