I had not heard of Whole Brain Teaching before, but I was superficially introduced to Chris Biffle's "Class-Yes" technique by my superintendent. As a new teacher, I am still trying to find classroom management routines that work for me. We use Rick Morris' classroom sign language, music transitions, a behavior star chart, and few attention-getters. After watching this video I was really excited. I love how the kids are "teaching" each other and are super engaged. After doing A LOT of reading (FREE on the website!) and watching many YouTube videos, I have decided that I am going to give a few of these techniques a try. We'll be starting out slow with "Class-Yes," "The Five Rules," and "Teach-OK."
Have you heard of Whole Brain Teaching? Do you do anything similar?
If you are interested, there is a live webcast that you can receive Online Professional Development Credit with a seminar on WBT's student motivator "The Hidden Powers of the Scoreboard!" Tuesday, February 28th 5 PM Western, 6 PM Mountain, 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern.