COMING AUGUST 1: WHAT TEACHERS CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS COACHES
Coming August 1, 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...
More information coming soon including cover art, names of contributors and more...
In the meantime, enjoy my novel Resurrecting Lazarus, Texas, available from any online bookseller.
Resurrecting Lazarus, Texas
When an upstart coach takes over a high school girls basketball program in Lazarus, Texas, he learns quickly that neither wins nor respect will come easily in this West Texas town where football is king. The powers-that-be do not take kindly to the natural order of things being upset, particularly from a newcomer and his ragamuffin team. Halfway through the tumultuous basketball season, during which the team struggles against opponents both on and off the court, tragedy strikes and leaves the team and the community reeling and searching for a reason to go on. Unexpectedly, the girls find themselves fighting not only to salvage their season but also to bring life back to Lazarus.