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Champions in the classroom

Author: Penny Turrentine
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Little has been written about the problems student-athletes encounter in attempting to balance their sports with the grueling demand for academic success in classrooms. As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and guidance to put the needed emphasis on "student."  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Turrentine
ISBN: 9781475818208 1475818203 9781475818215 1475818211
OCLC Number: 898424393
Description: xxii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Mike Candrea --
What I bring to the game --
Dumb jocks or demi-gods --
Introduction --
Part one : Mini history of sports and culture. Sports grows up and goes to college : the birth of intercollegiate sports --
Stars and stripes : games on the corner lot --
Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em : rules of the game --
Birth of the NCAA --
Winning is everything? --
Putting an end to Underwater Basket-Weaving 101 --
Formation of new watchdog group : the Knight Commission --
Why join the NCAA? --
Understanding the hurdles : academic success is a challenge --
Show me the money : high school athletics --
Part two : Recipes for developing a winning support program. The right stuff : characteristics of a good support team --
The game changers : ideas for helping high school athletes --
Support team players : role of advisors and counselors --
Special teams : a learning specialist's contribution to student-athlete success --
The game plan : components of the support program --
The coach approach : master plan from a master coach --
The head coaches : tutoring programs --
First things first : the fundamentals for building a game plan --
The head-head coach : directing the tutoring program --
Textbook reading : a tutor's guide --
Tutors, take note : strategies for effective note-taking --
The clock's running : a tutor's guide to managing time --
Reach for the prize : helping athletes with goal-setting --
Keeping up : helping students avoid procrastination --
Sweaty palm syndrome : tutors can calm exam anxiety --
Understanding test formats --
Being critical is good : critical thinking --
Just do it : motivational theories --
Let's check this out : assessments --
The tutors' tool kit : tutoring strategies --
Part three : The playbook : strategies for academic success. Where am I and how did I get here? : Goal setting --
If you play the waiting game you'll lose : ways to ban procrastination --
Keeping your head in the game : textbook reading tips --
Maybe I'll have time next week : guide to time management --
No doodling please : taking good notes --
Don't choke : winning over exam anxiety --
The game plan : preparing for the big exam --
Don't believe everything : critical thinking --
Making fans out of faculty : working with instructors --
Smoothing the bumpy road : handling the challenges of travel --
Life after athletics : out of the uniform, into the suit --
Appendix : The tool box --
About the author.
Responsibility: Penny Turrentine.

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As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and  Read more...

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