Whole Brain Teaching
Based on many principles of Cooperative Learning and current brain research on learning, Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) successfully employs various strategies and techniques to engage multiple areas of the brain while having students work peer to peer. For teachers, WBT methods generate highly active and engaging classrooms, enhance classroom management, and produce increased student learning outcomes. For the student, WBT is flat out fun.
Seventeen current Walsh graduate education students, all of whom are current K-12 teachers in Northeast Ohio, have conducted action research on the effects of Whole Brain Teaching on their classrooms. Each of the seventeen teachers has collected data and has reported that implementing WBT has produced positive results. Interestingly, the studies have included three different implementation points: September, November, and January. Regardless of when a teacher implemented WBT, students embraced the methods and gains were made in each setting.