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Feedback in Coaching

Pointers for Promoting Self-Reflection for Powerful Teacher Growth: Often the word feedback in the adult world might mean: “top-down judgement from another person who is not in my shoes.”  While coaching others, I want them to look forward to feedback, knowing that it will not be top-down, but rather an opportunity to self-reflect in order to grow and become a better teacher.  I want the teacher t...

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HOW TO PUT ON A JOCK STRAP

HOW TO PUT ON A JOCK STRAP

Guys, sports, and parenting series #7 I remember when we all stood nervously staring at this strange contraption our mothers had been required to buy for us.  A few had begun to try and put it on when coach walked in.  In his booming voice he grabbed a jock strap out of the nearest hand and said, “It goes on this way guys to keep your balls from getting stepped on”.  After a limited but sufficient...

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REALLY GOOD LOSERS ONLY GET BETTER

REALLY GOOD LOSERS ONLY GET BETTER

Guys, sports, and parenting series #6 Coach Baker was always more interested in what we did when we lost than what we did when we won.  He was interested in both, but true winners know how to celebrate and, more importantly, know what to do when they lose. I had the experience of playing for both a winning coach and a losing coach.   Besides having more wins and making sure he pointed out what we ...

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Gaining Learners’ Attention

Changing Learners’ Brains Positively: How Comparing Brain-compatible approaches as delivered differently from traditional/conventional classroom instructions. Below is a table that highlights the pedagogy differences in traditional classroom management vs Brain-Based Learning approaches: References: Hobson, J. A. (1994) The Chemistry of Consciousness: How the Brain Changes its Mind. Boston: Little...

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PENALTIES HAPPEN

PENALTIES HAPPEN

Guys, sports, and parenting series #5 Guys have tremendous power to be an influence for good in their kids’ lives.  To help us understand the skills we have, we’re going to talk sports. Penalties happen.  False start, illegal procedure, clipping, and all sorts of other calls.   Sometimes for us as players the action is too intense to avoid an infraction.  Sometimes the refs catch it and sometimes ...

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THE TWO-MINUTE DRILL

THE TWO-MINUTE DRILL

Guys, sports, and parenting series #4 Guys have tremendous power to be an influence for good in their kids’ lives.  To help us understand the skills we have, we’re going to talk sports. Some game situations require that we adopt a different mental attitude and use a different approach.  When the team is behind by a touchdown, it’s the fourth quarter, and you get the ball on your own 20 yard line w...

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Changing Learners’ Brains Positively:

 How Brain-compatible approaches are delivered differently from traditional/conventional classroom instructions – 01 Gaining Learners’ Attention Brain-Based Learning theories/principles attempt to explain how, and under what conditions, learner’s brain takes in, processes and memorizes best as educators or teachers employ different classroom instructions to enable different students master k...

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OUT OF BOUNDS

Guys, sports, and parenting series #3 Guys have tremendous power to be an influence for good in their kids’ lives.  We face some challenges however.  Sometimes we don’t get involved.  Other times we don’t know what we should do.  There are times when we don’t want to take heat from mom and avoid getting involved.  What we don’t realize is that we are amazingly prepared to help raise kids, and kids...

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COACH, COACHES AND MORE COACHES!

COACH, COACHES AND MORE COACHES!

Guys, sports, and parenting series #2 Guys have tremendous power to be an influence for good in their kids’ lives. We face some challenges however. Sometimes we don’t get involved. Other times we don’t know what we should do. There are times when we don’t want to take heat from mom and avoid getting involved. What we don’t realize is that we are amazingly prepared to help raise kids, and kids love...

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Football and Learning - Brain Based

TAKE CARE OF THE BALL!

Guys, sports, and parenting series #1 Guys have tremendous power to be an influence for good in their kids’ lives.  We face some challenges however.  Sometimes we don’t get involved.  Other times we don’t know what we should do.  There are times when we don’t want to take heat from mom and avoid getting involved.  What we may not realize is that we are amazingly prepared to help raise kids, and ki...

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