AMAZING MINDS ACADEMY
WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING (WBT)
Whole Brain Teaching is such a wonderful way to engage children and have funtricty in the classroom. Allowing the children to be part of the lesson using gestures, mirror and turn and teach.
Whole-brain teaching is an instructional approach derived from neurolinguistic awareness of the functions of the brain’s left and right hemispheres.
It aims to create an integrated brain, the functions of one hemisphere are immediately available to the other, producing a more balanced psyche.
Whole-brain teaching emphasizes "active learning", in which the learner makes connections that tap both hemispheres.
In whole-brain learning, "visual thinking" is seen as the basis for understanding and demonstrating mastery of concepts. For this reason, learners are encouraged to visualize, draw, and use drama as they develop new ideas, in order to retain them.
Learning is done in the concept of themes so as to develop a web of learning and to encourge "interdisiplinary exploration".
Literature can be used to launch math exploration, or nature studies can lead to art, or history facts can be stated in the form of a play etc.
All this encourages more neural connection than just sitting and memorizing facts and later regurgitating them to the approval of others.
Video of WBT
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