Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whole Brain Teaching and America

In five days I will be on my way to join 1,200 other teachers from across America and Canada for a three day conference on Whole Brain Teaching.

Read, read, read!
The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know, the more you grow.
So read, read, read!-Author unknown

I have been reading, learning and growing. I have watched videos and we have even made our own class video for others to view. We are a Whole Brain Class.  The other day one of the girls taught the rest of the class all about the brain, in a casual teachable moment. This was not part of the lesson plan for the day, she just wanted to share her knowledge with us all. I did not have to say a word, she knew all the parts of the brain and their function. Amazing for grade one!

But still there is this burning desire to learn more and experience Whole Brain Teaching for myself. This just may be the craziest decision I have ever made but I just know it is the right time to go. The conference is held each year, and each year I have been tempted to go, but this year was different. Whole Brain Teaching has helped restore my enthusiasm and passion for teaching. The more I learn, the more I want to learn. The results I see in my class everyday convince me that Whole Brain Teaching is the way to go in education, for both boys and girls.

Sometimes I slip back into lecture / listen mode and it does not work. I see the childrens eyes glaze over. I switch back to Whole Brain Teaching and they are instantly engaged in the lesson again.

Whole Brain Teaching talks of teacher heaven. I see a slice of teacher heaven each and everyday when I am in my classroom with my wonderful children, having fun learning together. I look forward to bringing back more enthusiasm, and more passion, and more knowledge, to share about Whole Brain Teaching, so we can help our children be the best they can be.