Ok, who does whole brain teaching? I started incorporating some of it into my classroom a couple of years ago. I know that there is a lot more that I could be doing with it so I was wondering what all you did with it if you use it. Here is what I have done so far:
1. Ready, Set Go!-I love this one because the kids have to listen to all of the directions first. I found that in the past when I was giving directions they would start doing the first direction before I finished with all the directions. The kids now listen to all the directions and then I say Ready....their response is Set Go and then they follow the directions.
2. Hands and Eyes-Whenever I want the kids attention and want them listening to me, I simply say hands and eyes. They try to beat my by putting their hands together and eyes on me before I finish saying hands and eyes.
3. Teach-OK!-I have kids with shoulder buddies and one is peanut butter and one is jelly. I ask a question and I call out either peanut butter or jelly (whichever one I want to talk first) then I do an action like 3 claps and say teach in a certain voice (maybe a whisper). Then the kids repeat my action and say OK in the same voice that I did. After they do this then they talk to their shoulder buddies.
4. Oh Switch!-When the kids are talking with their shoulder buddy and I want the other kid to talk, I say Oh Switch and they repeat Oh Switch and the other kid will start talking.
5. Oh Yeah/No Way- I ask a yes or no question and the kids respond together with an answer of Oh Yeah or No Way.
I know that there are a lot of other things that can be done with Whole Brain Teaching. If you have some other things that you are doing, please share with me because I am wanting to incorporate some more of it into the classroom.
Have a great day!