What Teachers Can Learn From Sports Coaches: A Playbook of Instructional Strategies

1st Edition

Nathan Barber

Published August 20, 2014
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9780415738279 - CAT# Y160790

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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 enhance teaching.

You’ll learn valuable lessons on…

  • Communicating effectively
  • Harnessing the power of teamwork
  • Making work meaningful
  • Embracing technology
  • Building a winning tradition
  • Teaching life lessons
  • Seeking continual improvement
  • And more!

The book is filled with insightful quotes from well-known coaches, along with suggestions on how to apply the ideas to your own classroom. You’ll come away with strategies that you can use immediately to bring success to your own team—your students!


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