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Ray Moore's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

Teaching John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success - The Top Three Blocks

Competitive Greatness is the top block in the Pyramid of Success. Don't wait too long in the study of the Pyramid before giving students a vision of where the Pyramid can take them in life. You will probably have your own stories, but here is the way I begin to explain Competitive Greatness:

When I coached Little League baseball, I learned that there are two types of hitters. Consider this situation. It is the last inning of the game, and your team is down by one run. There are two… Continue

Added by Ray Moore on August 30, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Teaching John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success - Introduction and the First Four Blocks

John Wooden describes success as the Peace of Mind that comes from the Self-Satisfaction in knowing that you did the best that you are capable of doing. Anyone can find success according to that definition and the journey through the Pyramid of Success can change everything in a student’s life.

I teach the blocks in small chunks. The first are the cornerstones of the whole Pyramid: Industriousness and Enthusiasm. It is appropriate that Enthusiasm be taught first because the whole… Continue

Added by Ray Moore on August 23, 2009 at 8:28pm — 7 Comments

John Wooden

When I was a second-year teacher, I was asked to coach the 0-10 tennis team at my school. My only qualification was that I once had seen a tennis racket. Being an English teacher, I went out and bought a book on tennis and also stumbled across a book called They Call Me Coach by John Wooden. The book changed my life as a teacher and as a father. The main theme of the book is that the way you conduct yourself off the court has everything to do with the way you conduct yourself on the… Continue

Added by Ray Moore on August 20, 2009 at 11:01pm — No Comments

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