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What Teachers Can Learn from Sports Coaches: A Playbook of Instructional Strategies
The strategies used by winning coaches on the field can bring success to classrooms, too! In What Teachers Can Learn From Sports Coaches, you'll uncover that the athletic arena and the classroom have more in common than you think. Author Nathan Barber demonstrates how many of the principles of coaching can be used by teachers to motivate students, build community, and enha ...more
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 2014)
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This is a great book that motivates and inspires. Even though I wouldn’t claim to be a sports enthusiast, I enjoyed the quotations from the coaches of all the different sports and was amazed at how many similarities exist between the playing field and the classroom. By canvassing men’s and women’s teams everywhere, the author has garnered expertise from the best and translated winning coaching techniques into winning classroom strategies. No matter how many years you have been in the classroom, ...more
Anyone that works with young people should make time to read this book. Whether we are a teacher, coach, or parent, don't we all want to see the young people in our lives performing at their full potential? Wouldn't it be nice to have some practical examples and ideas on how to achieve this? ...more
A twenty-year educator, Nathan Barber has served in a number of roles including teacher, coach and administrator. As a writer, Barber has produced several classroom guides for teachers and much online content for test-prep companies. Barber also has written and published thirteen books, mostly in the field of education. His most recent project, an innovative new book for teachers from Routledge/Ey ...more
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