“Nathan Barber’s book is full of insightful and practical ideas for how teachers can motivate students and build trust using the same tactics that coaches use to motivate players and foster teamwork. An excellent book for new teachers who want winning strategies and experienced teachers looking for fresh ideas.” Todd Whitaker
“What’s the difference between great teachers and great coaches? In this compelling book, Nathan Barber proves that you can’t be one without the other.” Annette Breaux
“Nathan Barber draws on the wisdom and experience of some of the best teachers in sports and translates that wisdom into best practices for your classroom.” Kim Mulkey
COMING AUGUST 2014: WHAT TEACHERS CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS COACHES
Coming August, 2014 from Routledge/Eye on Education: 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 find out what the athletic arena and the classroom have in common. Author Nathan Barber demonstrates how many of the principles of coaching can be used in the classroom to motivate students, build community, and enhance teaching. Barber provides engaging anecdotes and a variety of practical strategies you can implement right away. Topics include...
*Harnessing the power of teamwork
*Making work meaningful
*Building a winning tradition
*Teaching life lessons
*Seeking continual improvement
This book contains input from some of the best coaches in the business. The coaches who have contributed collectively represent dozens of NCAA national championships, Olympic medals and state championships. This is going to be a gamechanger...
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