Good vs. Great Teachers

The important thing is not what teachers know but what their students know, not what teacher can do but what their students can do.

Good teachers speak the language of intellect – words – and communicate clearly so that students understand. They use hindsight to learn by their mistakes and improve.

Excellent teachers speak the language of the body – by showing the muscles, bones, and nerves how an activity should feel if done properly. They use foresight to anticipate the consequences of their actions.

Great teachers speak the language of the emotions – by inspiring, motivating, and encouraging love of the sport. They use insight to access the wisdom of ages.

Master teachers do all three, using sport as a means to teach life.


I just stumbled on this again in my files and had to share it. I *love* it. Hope you do too.