John T Morris BA(Hons),MEd,MPhil,CertEd, Director at Ymgynghorwyr Addysg JTM Educational Consultants
The authors have collated a truly outstanding resource detailing enlightened insight and a range of 40 activities based on their work to stimulate and transform student commitment, motivation and desire to improve performance levels. The authors detail their work on the VESPA model for identifying the root causes of student under-performance. These key causes are lack of vision, low levels of effort, poor systems, inadequate practice and a negative attitude. There are excellent sections on attitudes, coaching and making it happen. The book is full of practical tips and activities to transform students' attitudes, commitment and performance. I read this book in the week prior to wales' win over Belgium. After the game I reflected on the section on developing students' vision and the difference between a dream and a goal. Possibly Chris Coleman and his coaching team read the text before me!! In a similar fashion to Oakes and Griffin, the Wales team made the dream of reaching the European Championship semi-finals by making a plan, taking action and transforming the dream into a goal. The players, by extending their efforts, achieved goals which they thought were beyond their capabilities. This book is a must for teachers, mentors, sports coaches and parents at all levels.
Guest | 06/07/2016 01:00
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