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“9 Lessons Jeremy Lin Can Teach Us Before We Go To Work Monday Morning”

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As a native New Yorker who grew-up during the glory days of Willis Reed and Walt Frazier, it’s been a delight this week to see the play of Jeremy Lin and the “Linsanity” that surrounds it (coincidentally, Lin was a student of my Teacher Leaders Network colleague David B. Cohen, who speaks very highly of him).

Thanks to Andres Henriquez, I learned about an excellent Forbes piece, “9 Lessons Jeremy Lin Can Teach Us Before We Go To Work Monday Morning.” Teachers can certainly use it anyplace where students are NBA basketball fans.

And, just for fun, here’s the nerdy handshake Lin has come up with:

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Hi Larry – nice pick-up regarding Jeremy. I know you like basketball, so I hope you get a chance to watch a Knicks game soon if you haven’t in the past week. The article you linked to definitely captured the key points here – hard work, preparation, humility, and a little luck. As for people believing in Jeremy, I have to admit that when he told me at age 14 he wanted to play in the NBA, I didn’t give it a second thought. But I never saw him play when he was a freshman. By the time I started seeing him play in varsity high school games, I wouldn’t have put it past him at all.

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