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Child Centered

“Child Centered Learning” is often misunderstood. It is not, “Do your own thing!” Child Centered Coaching refers to methods of teaching that shift the focus of instruction from the coach to the player. When children are allowed to take part in learning decisions, question and contribute they become internally motivated to participate and learn. Coach centered learning is based on the needs of…

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Finding the “Zone”

The Zone of Proximal Development (Vygotsky) is the knowledge just beyond the child’s present level that can be attained. Hitting the “zone” is the bliss point of good teaching. Learners are motivated by the belief and confidence that they can move forward to the next step, but if the next step is too difficult and beyond their confidence they…

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