Thursday, August 8, 2019

Whole Brain Teaching

Welcome back, FRIENDS!  I am so excited to get back into the swing of things.  

This week on The Schroeder Page,  we are going to be jumping into the world of Whole Brain Teaching! I love this book by Chris Biffle.   
Chris shares that WBT is more like a lively game than a traditional classroom management system.  But like with any game, there are rewards and penalties.

Take a tour of Whole Brain Classrooms from 
Chris Biffle!

This idea really spoke to me when I read it.  I want my classroom to be run by my students, I want it to be lively, I want them to learn through real-life positive and negative consequences.  
Check out my Beyond Flipping Cards! 
This quote shaped my whole philosophy on classroom and behavior management! 
The WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING SECRET: "if a student's whole brain is involved in learning, there isn't any mental area left over for challenging behavior."  

I am so excited to see Whole Brain Teaching strategies taking place in our classrooms at Park View!  Teachers and students have started by simply adding morning meeting to their daily routines and embedding the Whole Brain Teaching rules! 

I LOVE these fun colors by RaraDT on TPT.  Grab them for FREE by clicking the image! Be sure to give her store a follow!
I always print out the rules and have them posted in the classroom. 
 Make them a part of your morning meeting!
Check out my Morning Meeting Manuel!  
See some added gestures from WBT!
Ginger Snaps on TPT has a fantastic FREE WHOLE Brain starter pack.  Grab it below!
Take this a step further and explicitly teach behavior expectations such as self-control! My self-control bubbles are just what you need!
I am going to end with some classroom tips and tricks from one of my favorite blogs: One Sharp Bunch!  This is a sit down in a comfy chair with a cup of coffee kinds blogpost!  Tons of things to add to your teaching toolbox!


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