How Whole Brain Teaching Can Solve Your Classroom Behavior Problems and Make Teaching Fun Again!


“It’s worked with EVERY SINGLE kid with behavior issues,” Heidi told me. “Every single one!”

My jaw dropped. If only I’d known about this years ago, I thought.

Sooo … what’s this magic “thing” we’re talking about?!

It’s Whole Brain Teaching!

First grade teacher Heidi Martin is a Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) trainer who discovered WBT years ago. She had a tough class (wait till you hear how many kids … and how many boys!!) and was desperate to find something that would help with behavior issues.

She stumbled on Whole Brain Teaching, started exploring, and the rest is history. It’s totally transformed her teaching!

Annnnd…Heidi was generous enough to let me interview her the other day!

In the interview, she explains exactly what Whole Brain Teaching is (it addresses both academics and behavior) and how it can make teaching FUN again!

I was so excited that I was basically drooling throughout the interview. ??? I’d had a very limited understanding of Whole Brain Teaching methods until we chatted—but, oh BOY, did I like what I heard!

I think you’re going to love these strategies as much as I do. Watch our interview here!

Amazing, right??

Here are the links we mentioned during the interview:

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Do you use WBT? I’d love to hear your experiences as I dive a little deeper myself!


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4 years ago

Really learnt a lot about WBT – I do sub teaching and would love to use this, but I don’t think kids would respond well for one day. You are both amazing ladies, so much to aspire to! Thank-you.

Diane Ber,in
4 years ago
Reply to  Anne

I did use Whole Brain Teaching techniques while substitute teacing. It was Great and the mids picked up the responses and enjoyed all the lessons. They really ,liked the interaction and I had no behavior problems. This program is SUPER.

Amanda Carter
4 years ago

I absolutely LOVE WBT!!! The students are so engaged and they truly remember the lessons more. I think it’s great for subs as well because it’s easy to implement.

4 years ago

I attended the WBT national conference in Annapolis, MD last summer! It was amazing! Definitely the most “intense” professional development I have ever attended!

4 years ago

Aaah! I just listened to this on July 20th… the conference in Ohio was YESTERDAY!! Boo. Bad timing. If only I had seen this a few days earlier! I loved this info. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Norton
3 years ago

This was great, Alison! I loved Heidi’s WBT presentation in GYTO. What an enormous amount of postive energy she projects in her teaching!

Learning At The Primary Pond
3 years ago

YES! It’s great!


I’m Alison, a literacy specialist. I love getting kids excited about reading and writing – and sharing teaching ideas with other teachers!

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