Monthly Archives: August 2015

Whiplash: Drum Solo versus Suicide

In the movie Whiplash, is the abusive music teacher, Terence Fletcher, an exaggeration or do teachers actually behave this way? Sadly, he’s not an exaggeration; he’s all too real. Director, Damien Chazelle drew on his own high-school experience with a … Continue reading

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Teaching Children to say “No” to Emotional Abuse Even In Sports

      Teachers, coaches and adults in general are confident, maybe even self-righteous, about judging children and advising them on how to be better. Generally, adults are secure in the knowledge that because we have been on the planet longer, … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning for Teachers, not Students

As adults, we can forget just how hard it is to learn something, just how difficult and stressful it is to be awkward and challenged at some learning task. Because of this, I decided that I needed to rediscover what … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Abusive Coach as Jekyll and Hyde

It’s concerning that abusers get away with the harm they do, oftentimes for years. How do they succeed? These are highly intelligent people. One of the ways they appear to pass by the radar is by developing a Dr. Jekyll … Continue reading

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