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Start School on the Court of Good Character – Teachers and students worldwide are transitioning from the excitement of August’s Olympic Games to the start of a new school year or term.
What do the Olympics and school have in common?
In the eyes of basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K), the answer is in a single word…
World-renowned, Mike Krzyzewski is presently celebrating Team USA’s third straight men’s basketball gold medal in the Olympic Games.
But, after his final win in Rio, Coach K turned the focus to his only loss with the national team in Japan in 2006. Why did he do that? Answer…
The coach was describing how one US star player, Carmelo Anthony who was on the US team when it lost to Greece, took responsibility – the word again – responsibility – for the loss.
Coach K said, “We’ve built on that. I call it character.
When attentionology.com caught up with “Coach,” as his players call him, some months before the 2016 Olympic Games, Coach K weighed in on winning character traits and teaching, beginning with respect… (more…)