Whole Brain Teacher’s Oral Writing

Chris Biffle’s Whole Brain Teaching has a “writing” instruction technique that is simple and powerful. How can teachers give students more opportunities to practice writing skills? Watch this video and then use the website as a reference.

Chris Biffle’s Website explaining Oral Writing

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Tim Bedley

Tim Bedley has been teaching elementary school since 1988. He was recognized as the 2013 Riverside County Teacher of the year. Tim is also the founder of America's number one educational rock band, Rockin' the Standards. He also produces two podcast found on iTunes: The Bedley Bros. and The 5-Minute MishMash. Tim and his brother Scott are co-founders of Global School Play Day, a grassroots movement to promote unstructured play with today's youths.

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  1. Hello,

    I have been to at least three of Chris Biffle’s Whole Brain Teaching Trainings. Our school district several years ago brought him over to provide training for teachers K-12.

    My school site embraced Whole Brain Teaching. Now not all of our teachers were exactly over the moon, however, everyone gave it a try.

    I was teaching 1st grade when we first began to embrace Whole Brain Teaching. I was teaching English and Spanish at the time because of our Dual Immersion strand. Whole Brain Teaching provided my students with a great experience. My English Language Learners during English instruction had opportunities to feel empowered and were provided time to practice “teaching” each other what they had already learned. The same for my Spanish Language Learners who had little to no Spanish exposure and practice at home. The classroom would come alive as students taught each other the content and skills of the lessons.

    I have been out of the classroom for a few years now working as a Literacy Facilitator. However, whenever I am pulled into a classroom because of lack of substitutes, Whole Brain Teaching is my go to in regards to classroom management and bringing portions of lessons alive for students.

    Thank you for bringing up Whole Brain Teaching. I am now off to review his videos again. 🙂

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