November 25, 2011
Jennifer Willems, East Elementary School second-grade teacher, using the whole brain teaching method.
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Jennifer Willems, a second-grade teacher at East Elementary School, could have easily posted her classroom rules on the wall and left it at that. Instead, she chose a different method. “Rule No. 1,” she said Tuesday morning as her students sat on the floor in front of her. “Rule No. 1: Follow directions quickly,” her students chorused. They made a weaving gesture with their hands, as if to indicate forward motion. “Rule No. 2,” Willems said, holding up two fingers.