Whole Brain Teaching

Ms. Preslee D. Kharsati, Dr. Prakasha G.S
2017 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
Neuroscience in education aims to bridge the gap between the knowledge of how the brain works and how this knowledge can be applied in classroom practices. The main challenges for teachers is how do they translate that knowledge to classroom practices and what strategies should they adopt?. Chris Biffle and his colleagues came up with Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) method in 1999. It started off with one teacher problem in the classroom which leads to research and development of techniques that can
more » ... techniques that can activate the whole brain in learning. WBT is an approach which is surrounded by the seven core technique which is class yes-attention getter, the classroom rules-the organizer, hands and eyes which -the focuser, teach-Okay -the whole brain activator, mirror -the class unifier, switch -involver and finally the scoreboard -the motivator. Based on the practitioners of WBT it was found out that WBT has a positive influence on the academic achievement of students. WBT has made a huge difference in the way students remember and retain information, students are more engaged, their critical thinking is increased and students are actively participating inside the classrooms.
doi:10.9790/0837-2206027683 fatcat:lhmrjmtjznbmzcshh337upccji