Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Core Four

What is the Core Four? 

Coach B is continually thinking of new ways to present WBT concepts to teachers to help us be successful. At the recent National Conference in Louisiana, we learned about the "Core Four". With the Core Four, we discovered one can teach practically anything to anyone!

So, what is the Core Four?

Does this sound familiar? If you have been using WBT, you recognize these elements as part of the Big 7.  By condensing it to the Core Four, teachers can readily learn components and begin implementation immediately.

We practiced simple lessons, weaving in a variety of intonation, gestures, tempo, and facial expressions.

Give it a try! Line up the floaties in the pool and call them attention with "Class-Yes". 
Give them a smiley or frownie point on your imaginary scoreboard, depending on how quickly they responded to you! 
Have them mirror the pool rules as you teach them. 
Clap twice and say "Teach"! 
Call them back to attention with "Class-Yes", and give another smiley or frownie for how well they taught each other. 

I know this sounds silly, but practicing at home really helps!!! I know some teachers who line up their daughter's stuffed animals on the couch to practice!

Let's make the CORE FOUR our daily teaching routine!



  1. Hi Deb! Wanted to let you know that I'm giving you The Lovely Blog Award. Would love for you to stop by and check it out!


  2. I hope you know how delightful for are Deb! I missed you at the webcast and I hope you have had a nice summer. I included you in my Must Watch and Must Reads for WBT :) http://scrapbunnywbt.blogspot.com/2012/08/must-watch-and-must-reads-for-wbt-core.html

  3. Woooo !! Just started reading about WBT, very exciting !