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Many Of Us Teachers Will Feel Like Steve Kerr In A Month Or Two

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The NBA regular season will end in a couple of months, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr is having some issues with player motivation.

So, earlier this week he had the players work together to act as “player-coaches” during a game (see Steve Kerr right to let players coach, but Warriors’ motivational challenges remain) . That strategy is not unlike one that many teachers use as school reaches its final months and we have students prepare their own lessons to teach and/or do “Genius” projects (see The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong and The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools).

The Chronicle article about what he did is an interesting one and, with some modifications, echoes the concerns and challenges teachers face as the year winds down, and raises helpful questions and ideas we should be considering.

This isn’t the first time the Warriors have brought up issues relevant to teaching.  Check out more at The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills.

 

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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