Capstone/Dissertation Title

What Middle School Teachers Can Learn From Athletic Coaches

Term

Fall 2018

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Jeffrey Fink

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Devin Monson

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Elisabeth Fontana

Abstract

The research question addressed in this study was: How can implementing athletic coaching techniques improve academic and social success for students in a middle school setting? Topics explored in the literature review include student safety, student relationships with adults, student relationships with peers, setting high expectations for students, motivation of athletes, and working as a team. A mixed methods approach was used to detail how the author implemented goal setting and groupwork strategies in his middle school math classes over 9 weeks of a school year. Results of both strategies are discussed and recommendations for interested educators are suggested.

Research Methodology

Action Research

Keywords

Motivation, Teachers/ Teaching

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text

dc_publisher

DigitalCommons@Hamline

dc_format

application/pdf

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School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

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