Saturday, August 4, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching ~ 5 Rules

I love these webcasts from Chris Biffle. He makes me laugh!

The five rules are so important to the overall integrity of these techniques. When I first started looking into WBT, I wasn't sold on the rules. They don't really suit my style. After further review and thought, I am going to post the rules and use them in my classroom this year.

I love that his rules have hand signs. We learn faster and retain more when we use gestures to anchor information in our brains. I am really looking forward to getting my kids thinking, talking, and moving this year. They will be learning in short bursts and loving it!

Here is another explanation of the rules from WBT.

These are the signs I will be using in my classroom.

Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera
Free download from TPT

If you do a search on TPT for Whole Brain Teaching resources, you will find all sorts of gems. All WBT things should be free. Chris Biffle says never to pay for anything on TPT that is WBT related. They shouldn't be posted for profit.

So here is a review of the rules if you didn't watch the video.

Rule #1 Follow directions quickly!
Rule #1 Raise your hand for permission to speak!
Rule #3 Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat!
Rule #4 Make smart choices!
Rule #5 Keep your dear teacher happy!

Isn't it great how he gives you ideas on how to practice the rules? I love that all I will have to say is "Rule #4" or "Rule #2" when a student is not following the rules. I think they will pick up on these rules really fast. We are going to practice, practice, practice and then practice some more the first day. And then some more the second day. And then some more the rest of the week. I know that the more I do at the beginning the less I will have to do later on in the year.

I will also be posting these posters to help remind us of the techniques.

Hands and Eyes

3rd Grade Thoughts

Free download from TPT

Another video for you! This is a great one!


Unknown said...

I stopped by after your comment about my xyron and I'm glad I did. Love the videos. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.
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