Learn more about Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success at http://www.coachwooden.com
. What does Wooden include among the building blocks, and what does he place at the top of his pyramid? Develop your own visual representation of success, and be prepared to explain how your thinking dovetails with and/or diverges from Wooden’s description.
Wooden’s remarks reveal a belief that teachers can—and should—care about more than their students’ academic performance. Is this an antiquated idea, or do you think that some educators still subscribe to this belief? Explore what motivates your teachers. Why did they choose their profession? What are their hopes for you? What do they expect from you?
Coach John Wooden http://www.coachwooden.com/
Los Angeles Times: John Wooden dies at 99: UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/05/local/la-me-john-woodenlong-20100605
TED: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/dan_pink_on_motivation.html
TED: Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html