:: A Hoops U. Basketball Review ::
By: Swen Nater & Ronald Gallimore
I have been trying to come up with adjectives to describe You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned and I’m finding it quite difficult!
Maybe I’ll think of something, but in the meantime, I know that this is one of the most beneficial books I’ve ever read. I know this because of everything I am trying to retain…and I know this because I didn’t want the book to end…and I know this because even though I just finished, I want to start over again!
We all know the greatness of Coach Wooden as far as wins and championships are concerned. Many people know the great things he has done and said on and off the court as well. There is so much in this book, however, that no one could know; except a former player (Swen Nater).
Coach Wooden believed he was first and foremost a teacher – he just happened to teach the game of basketball. I can pretty much guarantee that no matter how much you know about Coach Wooden or how many books you’ve read by him or about him, you have not read anything like this book. There is plenty to learn about Wooden – how he taught and why he did things he did – but there is so very much that you can take and relate to your position.
Whether you are a basketball coach, teacher, parent, manager, or in any position of leadership; you are a teacher. Someone is learning from you. This book so effectively helps you understand how to teach. Having gone through college as an education major, I believe this book should be required reading for all up and coming teachers. It is simply phenomenal! (Hey, there’s an adjective!!)
If you would like to learn many things about teaching, coaching, and leadership that you have not been taught, I suggest you get this book now! It is definitely one book you will turn to time and again.