One of the best parts about being a teacher is that you are always in a place to learn and grow. Being in the classroom is a physical reminder that one’s learning should never end.
Over the years since I’ve started blogging, my interests and studies have taken me in several directions, one of which was Whole Brain Teaching. I can clearly recall attending my first workshop about Whole Brain Teaching and being absolutely thrilled at the discovery. My enthusiasm for using the Whole Brain Teaching strategies with my students was contagious, too. I shared what I was learning with my colleagues and the readers of my blog. I also continued to learn about other strategies and practices, which were effective and engaging in their own way.
Reflecting and Revising
Since I am continuously reflecting and revising my skills as a teacher, I have gradually replaced many of the Whole Brain Teaching strategies with other approaches from different sources. There’s nothing wrong with Whole Brain Teaching, it’s just that I’ve chosen to go in a slightly different direction with how I teach my students. As a result, I don’t feel that having such a heavy emphasis on my blog about Whole Brain Teaching is an authentic representation of who I am as a teacher today.
Whole Brain Teaching is fantastic, and there are elements of it that I continue to use with my students. However, if you came to this blog looking for resources and insights into how you might implement Whole Brain Teaching with your students, you might consider these websites for more information.
Miss L’s Whole Brain Teaching ~ a collection of over 80 blogs about Whole Brain Teaching
Droppin’ Knowledge ~ this blog has a list of the various WBT Facebook Groups at different grade levels
Nancy Stoltenberg ~ this is the website for the Whole Brain Teaching Director of Certification
Whole Brain Teaching Blog ~ the official blog for Whole Brain Teaching
Sally Camden ~ The Reflective Educator