In their new book, Whole Brain Teaching; Fast Track: Seven Steps to Teaching Heaven Their primary goal in WBT is to reward students for improvement, not ability. We praise excellent effort more than excellent work. We nourish growth rather than innate talent. Thus, every child, special ed to gifted, can be equally successful.
In traditional education, rewards for ability result in the same students winning recognition, year after year. Too often, our brightest kids skate by with minimum effort while less talented pupils bailout of a race that the system has taught them they can’t win.
Total Physical Response (TPR) is a language teaching method built around the coordination of speech and action; it attempts to teach language through physical (motor) activity. In TPR, instructors give commands to students in the target language, and students respond with whole-body actions