What Sport Psychology Tells Us about Effective Teaching

Time: 10/21/2008 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Parks Hall 104

Presenter: Ralph A. Vernacchia, Ph.D., PEHR/Center for Performance Excellence

This workshop presents the educational foundations of sport psychology that relate to teaching and instructional effectiveness. The workshop is focused on exploring the teacher as a coach and a presentation perspective that addresses the cornerstones of high performance teaching. Specific mental skills available to educators for use in classroom presentations reflect the cardinal attributes of performance psychology: concentration, confidence, composure and commitment.
Ralph A. Vernacchia, Ph.D., PEHR
Several of the specific teaching strategies and techniques discussed are assessment of developmentally appropriate learning experiences, visualization, humor, storytelling, communication processes and skills, use of technology, and content related cognitive and physical exercises.

For more information please contact: Justina Brown   360-650-7210