Do You Teach or Do You Help Them Learn

‘You haven’t taught until they have learned’

John Wooden

The qoute above is true more than ever today as players need to understand the why and the benefit to learning what you are teaching before they will act on it. With that in mind there are some important concepts to understand between teaching and true learning.

Teaching involves sharing what the teacher knows:
Learning occurs when they discover what the teacher knows

Teaching focuses on what the teacher knows:
Learning focuses on what is important for their needs

Teaching is deciding what they need to know:
Learning helps them discover what is needed for them to know

When you teach you are limiting players to what you know;
When you help them discover how to learn, you have set them up to reach their potential.


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