Many of our teacher utilize instructional strategies that are part of Whole Brain Teaching, a research-based system that utilizes all areas of the brain, keeps children engaged throughout their lessons, and helps them retain much more information than the standard lecture-discussion model. Whole Brain Teaching is a highly interactive form of instruction that delivers information to students in short “chunks.” Kids then teach what they have just learned to their partners, using hand-gestures to help remember specific vocabulary and concepts. While students teach each other, the teacher facilitates by walking around the room to discover immediately who understands the lesson and who needs more instruction. Research shows that children retain more information when they have an opportunity to put it into their own words and use gestures to emphasize key instructional units. Plus, we have a fun time learning!
For more information, go to www.wholebrainteaching.com.