Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Whole Brain Teaching in Middle School: A Close Reading Lesson

Over the past few months, I've been learning about Whole Brain teaching and what it entails. It's a high engagement strategy that can be used with Kindergarten to college aged students. There are many, many facets to it. The one that I focus on in these videos is "Mirrors & Words". That's where the students mirror what you're doing and repeat what you're saying. After they learn it from you, they teach each other. This engages the kinesthetic learners that need to move as well as the auditory learners that need to hear/say it.

Part 1 (6 minutes)

Part 2 (13 minutes)

Part 3 (6 minutes) 

If you'd like to find out more about Whole Brain teaching, you can do so here. I love the free ebooks! There's a whole section of them which you can find in the menu at the top menu of the website. They are very helpful! You do have to give your email to get the books. I haven't gotten any junk mail from them, so no worries there. Also, the First Steps section (in the menu at the top of the website) is a great place to start.

Teachers Pay Teachers is another great resource. The best part... all Whole Brain materials should be FREE!! This includes the whole brain website. I guess Mr. Biffle knows what it's like to need resources, but not be given the budget to do so! 

If you'd like to see more videos like this, I have more on my YouTube channel

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