What Type of Instruction is in Brain to Brain Teaching?

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Parents / Community

Leading Successful One-On-One Parent Meetings
Working with Concerned Parents
Student-Led Conferencing

Teaching Tools

Room Design Based on the Brain and Learning
Linear, Circular, and Scenic Agendas
Hallway Greetings
Managing Your Time Efficiently and Effectively
Welcome Messages
Student Call Backs
Affirmations for Intrinsic Motivation

The Brain and Learning

The Brain: How do we Learn?
Integrating Episodic Memory into Your Practice
The Brain and Learning (an ongoing series)
Emotion and Perceived Threat
Let’s Talk about Memory

Classroom Management

Building Character through Life Goals and Lifelines
Cool Down Strategies for Upset and Disengaged Learners
Classroom Management Techniques
Developing Behavior Procedures
Keeping a Positive Attitude
Student Mindfulness: Taking a Mindful Moment
Apology Procedures for Disruptive Students


Quick Checks for Understanding
Weigh it: Student Assessment Strategies
Tips on Providing Immediate Feedback

Direct Instruction

Questioning Techniques for Higher Order Thinking
Artifacts: Building Student Interest
Emotionally Hooking Your Students Into Your Lesson
Using a Resource Person For Direct Instruction
One on One Conferencing for Young Writers
Differentiation Strategies
Close Reading
Punctuating Dialogue and Word Choice
Onsite Study Trips: Planning and Facilitation
Creating Meaningful Lessons

Curriculum Development

Yearlong Planning (Nine Class Series: Grades K-8 including Special Areas)
Making Meaningful Connections
Creating Yearlong Themes
Mapping Your Standards and Curriculum

Student Collaboration

Pre-Planning Process Partners
Whole Group Student Collaboration Structures
Differentiation Using Student Collaboration
Small Group Student Collaboration Structures

Coming Soon

Guided Reading
Writer’s Notebook
Student-Centered Strategies on Higher Order Thinking
Literacy Links
Student Information Centers
Inquiry-based Learning

All of the Brain to Brain Instructional Methods are Based on

The BTB Foundation


BrainWeb represents the six research-based components of the brain and learning that provide the foundation for Brain to Brain Teaching:


Say it, Play it, Relay it, Weight it (SPRW) is the instructional framework that builds engagement, interest, emotion, and assessment in BTB Teaching. It is the BTB process in developing and delivering instruction.

Life Goals

The Life Goals and the Lifelines (character traits like integrity, perseverance, and patience) represent “how we do business” in our classroom and in our life! They are the social and behavioral expectations that are fundamental in leadership development and integrated within all of the BTB teaching practices.