Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Whole Brain Teaching

Ok so i dedicated Wednesdays to finding fantastic websites that only teachers can appreciate... Many will be interactive websites for kids to use. However, I found a teacher site that I simply MUST share with you!

The site I will share is Teaching and Learning Together. You may have seen this teacher, Miss Freundlich on Pinterest as it is where I first saw one of her videos. However, as I began doing more searching and video-watching - I fell in LOVE with her teaching style. She uses the WBT philosophy of teaching. WBT stands for Whole Brain Teaching - it also used to be called Power Teaching. I use some aspects of WBT in my own classroom, but seen many more from her that I am interested in trying.

Check her out! Her website if now one of my favorites!




I love the hand gestures and the kids being so much more interactive in the "Teach/Okay". I've never seen the "blow it in your hand and release" - LOVE THAT!

The kids learn those expectations so well they can do it independently--so important! It gives them such ownership of the rules.
My favorite is rule #5 ;0) Keep Your Dear Teacher Happy - doesn't that really incorporate all of them :0)

I love seeing the kids using the mirror technique - how focused they are!



I hope you enjoyed these videos as much as I did! If you liked these videos make sure you check out her website!

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting these! I love being able to watch other teachers teach. I love the blow it in your hand and release too! I am going to go and check out her website!

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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  2. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing this website and videos. I've been so interested in whole brain teaching and this just got me even more interested. I'm going to have to find out more.

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  3. I'm so glad you found it helpful. I too think she did an amazing job. I love WBT teaching and really believe it pushes kids to high level thinking - which is awesome!!

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  4. So excited to find someone posting about WBT!!! Check out the website at www.wholebrainteaching.com. We have great webinars and teaching resources and our price is FREE FREE FREE!!! I found WBT 4 years ago and became a trainer last year! Check us out and jump in the discussions!! Love it Love it Love it! You can find a load of videos under Whole Brain Teaching on YouTube or on my blog! Power to the Teachers!

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  5. Thanks so much! Gotta take a look!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  6. ummm... I feel like a bad teacher now! haha

    Mary
    Sharing Kindergarten

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  7. Haha - Mary!!! She definitely is a natural, isn't she??

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  8. Thank you for posting this information!!!!
    I am so impressed with the energy and creativity that this teacher brings to her students. It is a joy to see her students sooo engaged and active in the learning process.

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  9. Thank you so much for this great site! I preschool teacher. I have a blog related to the pre-school activities. If you visit will be very happy.

    http://birdunyazeynep.blogspot.com/

    I’II be very happy if you follow me.

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  10. I nominated you for an award! Come check it out! ;)
    -Lacey
    Wild about Teaching!

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  11. Hi there, I noticed a bunch of new hits on my webpage and tracked it to your page. Thanks for posting my videos :) Whole Brain Teaching is a ton of fun. The kids enjoy it and so do I! I love your blog!!! -Rachel Freundlich

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