Student Well-Being

What Can Teachers Learn From the NFL?

By Bryan Toporek — February 04, 2011 1 min read
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My colleagues over on the Education Week Teacher channel wrote a blog post yesterday that I can’t help but promote over here: In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, it’s an analysis of what teachers can learn from professional football, based on a recent article on

A brief excerpt:

According to Tim Daly, the highest-performing schools use some of the same techniques as those used by professional football teams—frequent observation, assessing what’s working and what isn’t, and focusing on technique. But overall, teachers are not observed enough (and almost never videotaped) in the classroom.

UPDATE, 2/4 @ 3pm: H/T to Anthony Rebora, managing editor of the Education Week Teacher channel, for bringing this great story to my attention:

For [Green Bay] teachers, Super Bowl is a super chance for learning fun

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.