In response to one of the questions found within a created Google Form, the above were a few of the answers received back after students watched an embedded video entitled “The Backwards Brain Bicycle.” Here’s the video:
And the Google Form can be viewed HERE! (5 questions, different types: explicit, inferential, a bit of reflection. Please don’t fill out and submit!)
I wrote about the Backwards Brain Bicycle after using it with my fifth-grade class last year. It is a phenomenal video the has a lot of classroom applications. I unfortunately came across the video at the END of the year, whereas it makes the most sense to use in conjunction with a teacher’s efforts to help students establish good routines in the BEGINNING of the year.
Just as teachers use touchstone texts to refer back to throughout a unit, what I love is that the video can be referred back to periodically throughout the year to keep students moving in the right direction. It can also be used as a springboard for a variety of other lessons as students better learn the role of the brain in reading, automaticity of math facts, positive self-talk, and much more! More posts on this in the future!