Winning versus Success

John Wooden is known as the Wizard of Westwood for coaching UCLA to 10 national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row. Interestingly his talk focuses on the development of character over winning. One of his three most important rules, “no criticizing of teammates, I’m paid to do that,” is a great rule that translates well to the classroom. As does not being late!

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Stephanie is a teacher of a fabulous class of year 7/8 students (11-13 year olds). She bakes, goes to the gym and geeks out in Wellington, New Zealand.

Posted on February 8, 2011, in life-long learning and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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