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Coach B says, "As a new Wibbeteer, follow steps 1-4 on the game board above, the fundamental instructional moves for the Beginner level.  Continue cycling though these four steps and you're well on your way to Teaching Heaven. "

Beginner Strategies

-Attention Getter: Class Yes- At the start of a lesson. use Class Yes or a variation like Classity-Class! or Class Bazinga! to gain your students’ attention.

-Brain Engager: Mirror Words- Use Mirror Words, one of our most powerful strategies, to present lessons with maximal student engagement.

-Direct Instruction: One New Point- deliver a short lesson, approximately a minute, on one new point. Remember, the longer you talk, the more kids you lose.

-Collaborative Learning: Teach Okay- use Teach-Okay to develop students’ oral language skills as they paraphrase your lesson. During the Teach-Okay, walk around the room checking comprehension. If students are generally successful, go on to your next point. If your kids need a review, re-teach the lesson. In either case, start the four step pattern again.

-Character Education: Please-Okay- When you say "Please," students respond "OK," an important beginning to our virtue practice strategies.

-Scoreboard- Classroom tested by thousands of instructors, the Scoreboard provides year-long student motivation.

-Short Brain Course-  A micro-summary of brain structure.

-Day 1-30-90- See an example of the Beginner implementation from Day 1 in any K-12 WBT classroom.

 

 

 

Dede BlueBird sings, "The Beginner game board combines two of the most well researched teaching strategies:  Direct Instruction and Collaborative Learning!  Tweedly Dee!"