Chapter One and Two Book Study!

Chapters 1&2: Intro and Origin

Coach B says... "You've just been made principal of a charter school and you're about to address your staff for the first time. Select three points from chapters 1 and 2 that you are going to talk about describing key aspects of Whole Brain Teaching. Include one story about your teaching experience."

Pages 1-8
25 Certification Points possible.

Good Morning Faculty and Staff,

Today we begin our journey together, one we will embark on through Whole Brain Teaching. As we begin this journey, it is important to acknowledge that we are not alone. We are all here together because we believe the same things when it comes to our scholars and their education. We all want our scholars to get the most out of their education and the best way to do that is through Whole Brain Teaching formerly known as Power Teaching! For over a decade Whole Brain Teaching has been tests in all grade levels from Kindergarten through college! So no matter what grade level you are teaching or your scholar’s backgrounds others have been through it too and there are plenty of resources available for you at the touch of a button.

As Chris Biffle wrote in Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids, “The longer we talk, the more students we lose.” Now if implemented correctly, Whole Brain Teaching creates an environment that has 100 percent engagement and leaves little to no room for negative behaviors.

After several years of teaching, I continued to find myself in the same situations. A situation with students who lost focus easily and took forever to get back on task, it wasn’t until I found Whole Brain Teaching that I truly felt in control and on top of everything. Whole Brain Teaching gave me the opportunity to create an environment that allows for 100 percent engagement! I watched my students go from off task to excited and eager to learn! Whole Brain Teaching was the answer for me then and it will be the answer for us as we embark on this journey together.

So, as I wrap this up I want to leave you with one more quote from the great Chris Biffle, “We found our students were completely engaged in class when they are emotionally involved in lessons that required seeing, saying, hearing and physically moving.” So think about how his vision and Whole Brain Teaching will play into your lessons. Think about what you and your scholar will be learning and doing. 

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