43 thoughts on “Whole Brain Teaching: Kindergarten (Expanded!)”

  1. As much as I, as a kindergarten teacher myself, watch whole brain class examples, much of it to me still seems like military-style rote. HOWEVER, one can completely see that it works. I am in a class this year that, no matter how many years' experience with inner-city children, and however many years' working with behavioral kids, I for some reason have not been able to get a handle on this class. It has only been a week! However, I feel like I am already losing the battle. I think behaviors get worse each year. So, I am going to implement some of these ideas. For example, when I call my students to their table, for example ,table 1, I am going to insist they say 'table 1 sitting' as they sit. I also am going to implement the 'hands and eyes' phrase. I have always gotten my students' attention by doing 5 claps, then students respond by clapping 5 times themselves. NO. Not this class. I am going to go through the rules this way, and maybe implement your rules. They seem more effective. After years of using the same rules, which were highly effective, I am going to use these rules. I am not so into my own teaching philosophies that I don't know when it's time to change up some things. So thank you. 🙂

  2. Powerful! These lucky students are learning to concentrate and articulate in an extraordinary way. The body-based and rhythmic call and response patterns give them the ability to self-regulate, to master the breath and their interior life — the greatest gift we can give our kids. I am curious how much of the making of the film became a reward on the class scorecard and played graciously into the wonderful "performance" of their tasks. As an ensemble theater arts teacher, I find greater participation and effort in kids and teens who feel the thrill of creating a project to share with others. Well done! Thank you for sharing this! <3

  3. This video would make me be a kindergarten teacher it's like watching this whole brain video it would be nice to becoming a kindergarten teacher that my goals to get my teachers license so can become a kindergarten teacher

  4. LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing this wonderful video! Will definitely try it with my kindergarteners.

  5. Love this! Where can I find that song for the who letters out song? I would love to use it in my classroom.

  6. if i could ask the teacher some question on this video that would be great im in Child Guidance and i have a project due tomorrow… i want to use your teaching skills because your awesome at it! i have some questions to ask you …if u could get back to me as soon as possible that be great…

  7. Where can I find the beat for the alphabet song the kids sang? Is there a place I can find the words and gestures for the song?

  8. !!!! I love this!! I love the control she has over her class, her classroom management, and the song she taught them with letter sounds!!! Wow!!! I NEED this book as a student teacher getting ready to graduate and get into my own classroom! Amazing!

  9. This is my 2nd year teaching kindergarten. Your video has been a helpful tool. I've already applied much of what I've seen. I do find that including choral responses and the repetition keeps more of my students fully engaged in the lesson.

  10. I admire her for having such great control over her class. I was a preschool teacher for a decade and having 20 five year olds in a class was SUPER hard for me. I know how horrible school can be when little to no control is in the classroom. This teacher has the students FULL attention. We see that when they say "yes yes" every time she says "class class". And the fact that they all repeat the rules out loud with ensure that they have an easier time following them. I loved the alphabet song they sang. I can see the children ARE having fun, they get to dance, sing, and chant. They get to talk and use their bodies the entire duration of this video.

  11. I just wonder how the students and class progress through the year. And it would be interesting to observe for the whole day.

  12. It would be a shame for you not to build muscle when these normal people build muscle so easily with Morsch Muscle Madness (check it out on Google).

  13. Wow, you are an amazing teacher. This is my first year teaching and I hope that my class management can be this wonderful. I have 6 students who don't speak any English and will not sit still or listen for even 3 minutes. Stressful! I was wondering what month was this filmed?

  14. This all looks amazing but I cant see it working for my class of 31 children. The majority do not speak English as a home language and have a very limited English vocab.

  15. it is evident from the comments that the main purpose of kindergarten 'education' is to – make life bearable for the teacher – in that the class is 'under control' – but what are they actually learning….? i am in 2 minds about the issue – I have taught kindergarten, and it's a pain when they are out of control, but – is that the main overriding purpose – or could we perhaps aim a little higher in our expectations of God's creation – the human being in His image – the Creator – ie. Creativity !

  16. I have been a kindergarten teacher for many years and this behavior management technique is amazing!! I am definitely implementing this in the future. Classroom management of 30 little ones is difficult to say the least and if they can't listen, teachers can't teach. This is impressive.

  17. she has good technique but it was a bit much. but hey it works!!!! will definitely try some of her methods when i become a teacher

  18. i think it is called disciplined kids. she's actually awesome to be able to get ALL the kids sitting down, reciting rules, participating, and teaching each other. great classroom management

  19. My mom is an amazing kindergarten teacher like the one in this video. It's so difficult to keep all the 5-yr olds, in one place for one, somewhat sitting still and at the same time learning while having fun. My mom's been a kinder teacher for 15 years, and she's started her own blogging site to help other kinder teachers do what she's been doing so passionately. Amazing resources on her site check it out real quick! Thanks! :]
    kinderqueendom.blogspot.com

  20. My mom is an amazing kindergarten teacher like the one in this video. It's so difficult to keep all the 5 yr olds, in one place for one, somewhat sitting still and at the same time learning while having fun. My mom's been a kinder teacher for 15 years, and she's started her own blogging site to help other kinder teachers do what she's been doing so passionately. Amazing resources on her site check it out real quick! Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *