All four of my children were taught to swim by a retired teaching couple that lives in our community.
She was a kindergarten teacher, and he was a secondary teacher, coach, and principal.
A couple of summers ago, I was sitting poolside watching them teach a group of first and second graders. They were clear with their instructions and enthusiastic about their lesson. They modeled and demonstrated the skills they were teaching. And they guided students through practice, correcting them when needed, and praising them when they succeeded. Read More Providing Helpful Feedback—No Matter What Subject You Have Taught