In You Haven't Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices, authors Swen Nater and Ronald Gallimore have written a short, easily read, deceptively simple book that draws essential lessons on pedagogy from arguably the greatest college basketball coach of all time for application in the general education classroom.
From 1970 to 1973, Swen Nater was a bench player on two NCAA champion basketball teams at
About that same time, Ronald Gallimore and Roland Tharp were young university psychologists who thought there might be lessons for all educators from the success Wooden was having as a coach. Tharp and Gallimore formally studied Wooden's coaching and teaching during the 1974-75 season, arriving empirically at many of the same conclusions that Nater was drawing from his firsthand experience (Tharp & Gallimore, 1976; Gallimore & Tharp, 2004). Are there lessons to be learned from Nater and Gallimore's collaboration for today's classroom teacher?
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