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Character Education

Since the days of Plato, philosophers and educators have designed Character Education programs.

In Whole Brain Teaching, we have selected Five Virtues appropriate to the modern world:  Kindness, Leadership, Courage, Invincible Grit, and Creativity.  We chose these virtues for these reasons:

First, they establish a moral foundation for a classroom society.

Second, students can apply these values to life outside school.

Finally, most crucially, we found our set of Five Virtues can be easily translated into entertaining activities … not mere slogans.  Kids learn the most when they have the most fun learning.  We believe the best way to teach moral behavior is through Character Education games.

This ebook, a 10 week course, describes how our Five Virtues can practiced daily in the classroom.  In addition, you’ll find substantial descriptions of how the virtues can be integrated into lessons on writing, reading and math.

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Crazy Professor Reading Game

One of our first ebooks, “The Crazy Professor Reading Game” has also been one of our most popular.  Used by thousands of K-12 teachers across the country, the Crazy Professor is designed to deepen students’ reading comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction.

In a gamelike format, your kids learn to paraphrase, translate ideas into gestures, skim read for key ideas, connect their reading to personal experiences, and much more!

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Genius Ladder

Whole Brain Teaching’s K-12 Genius Ladder is an incredible, easy to implement activity that builds students’ thinking, speaking and writing skills. Your kids will learn articles, nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositional phrases, topic sentences, details sentences … all while mastering the art of creating tightly organized paragraphs!

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Super Improver Writing Progam

Super Improver Writing, under development for over a decade, presents a complete course in persuasive, expository, and narrative writing.  Students advance from game to game, perfecting one composition skill at a time.  Moving from topic sentences, to paragraphs, to tightly organized essays containing in-text citations, the Super Improvers Writing game builds student confidence in constructing five paragraph college style compositions … even, unbelievably, in kindergarten!

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What is a Complex Sentence?

Common Core lesson!

A cartoon version of Coach B uses Whole Brain Teaching to guide your students through our powerful Five Step Lesson Plan. This lesson will be on complex sentences. You can download the pdf, pop it into your computer projector, and Coach B will teach your students while you sit in the back of the room, drinking a foamy latte!

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What is a Paragraph?

Are you ever amazed at what wandering creations your kids come up with when you ask them to write a paragraph? What you want is ideas organized around a theme and what you get, too often, is simply one sentence tagged on to another. Let me help in this free ebook that goes with Webcast 552!
These Common Core webcasts and ebooks feature an interesting new format. A cartoon version of Coach B uses Whole Brain Teaching to guide your students through our powerful Five Step Lesson Plan. This lesson will be on paragraphs. You can download the pdf, pop it into your computer projector, and Coach B will teach your students while you sit in the back of the room, drinking a foamy latte!

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What is a Verb?

Let’s help students unravel the mysterious difference between active and passive verbs. We’ll use Whole Brain Teaching’s 5 Step Lesson Plan to move from a simple definition of active and passive verbs, all the way to guiding students through the construction of a five paragraph college style essay in which they apply what they’ve learned.

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What is Evidence?

As a retired philosophy teacher, I’m convinced there is nothing more important for your students to learn, if they’re going to be ready for the new Common Core standards, than the difference between strong and weak evidence.

Because of Common Core’s emphasis on writing and critical thinking, students must understand how to construct arguments with sturdy evidence.

It only took me 40 years in the classroom to figure out a way to help kids reason accurately. Let me save you some time!
We’ll answer the big question, “What is evidence?”

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What is Main Idea?

These Common Core webcasts and ebooks feature an interesting new format. A cartoon version of Coach B uses Whole Brain Teaching to guide your students through our powerful Five Step Lesson Plan. This lesson will be on main idea. You can download the pdf, pop it into your computer projector, and Coach B will teach your students while you sit in the back of the room, drinking a foamy latte!

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