With Whole Brain Teaching, students learn & memorize these classroom rules with gestures.
*These are the standard WBT Rules.
Rule #1: Follow directions quickly.
(the gesture: make your hand shoot forward like a fish)
Rule #2: Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
(the gesture: raise your hand, then pull it down next to your head and make a talking motion.)
Rule #3: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
(the gesture: raise your and, and then make a little walking figure with your index and middle finger.)
Rule #4: Make smart choices.
(the gesture: tap one finger to your temple as you say each word.
Rule #5: Keep your dear teacher happy.
(the gesture: hold up each thumb and index finger out like an "L" framing your face; bob your head back and forth with each word and smile really big!)