EDUO 9726: Keep It in Perspective… Make Every Kid Count

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

Course Description

Coaches must continually strive to accept all of their student/athletes unconditionally. Here we will examine the question of how we accept our students/ athletes. Is it for how well they perform, their size, how coachable they are, how they do in academics, their sexual orientation or whatever other yardstick we may use? Coaches will be asked to contrast and compare performance versus effort. The class will help coaches develop a philosophy of how to accept each young person for who they are not what they can do.

Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; 4 edition
(February 17, 2012)

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the participants will have been introduced to the following teaching/coaching concepts:

  • Unconditional teaching/coaching
  • Discipline versus punishment
  • Motivation versus manipulation
  • Different styles of teaching and the use of rewards for acceptance
  • Using different styles of discipline when working with young students
  • Saying “Good Job” may not be in the best interest of the student/athlete
  • Praise may actually reduce achievement
  • Conditionally value children
  • The debilitating effect of acceptance based on performance or achievement
  • How to provide unconditional acceptance

Grading Rubric

Exemplary: A+ to A- Acceptable: B+ to B Unacceptable:
Must be resubmitted
All assignments are complete
and accurate.
All assignments are complete
and accurate.
Assignments are incomplete and/or contain inaccurate or inappropriate responses.
All assignments are reflective, thoughtful, clearly identifiable and relevant. All assignments are complete, identifiable and relevant. Assignments are not complete and/or relevant.
Overall appearance is very well organized and free of spelling and/or grammatical errors. Overall appearance is generally organized with limited spelling and/or grammatical errors. Overall appearance shows little organization and has spelling and/or grammatical errors. Difficult to read.
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Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer