> To teach is to impart new knowledge to
> those who come to visit the guru.
> To coach is to motivate people to go
> the extra laps in order to please
> the coach and get in shape according
> to the dictates of the coach.
> To teach is to nurture a mind to grow
> and allow the body to follow
> To coach is to nurture the body and to
> allow the times to slow.
> People: i had a coach when in competitive swimming.
> Ok...he came in with great credentials. A lot better
> than boring ex-Mr. ATlas who had us the first year
> swimming laps width-wise.
> he was a coach. he coached wrestling and gymnastics.
> he was not a teacher. I did not learn anything about
> swimming prowess from this oaf. nada. How did i learn?
> Myself. PLus other swimmers were swimming AAU..so I
> gravitated towards that. Being coached vis a vis
> AAU people. who were coaches too.
> A coach is not a teacher. If he was, then why was there
> nothing to help us become better swimmers scheduled in his
> plan vs. no plan: he had no plan. But he was a coach. he
> had all these credentials for who he was: a coach.
> No where was there a teacher. he coached. he had his
> rules and they were screwed up.
> he had a rule: do what I tell you to do or get the hell
> out of the pool and ***-home.
> What did he teach? he taught obedience. But obedience
> is not being taught.
> We got this new coach in next year: he had credentials up
> the Kazoo. He liked kids. he had kids. By the way they
> (three of them went on to the Olympics).
> he was a coach. that's it. He was a good coach. We won
> meets and we won the Championship meet for two years later
> and he went on to many swim championships after we all
> he did not teach. but he knew coaching.
> he showed us how to do a flip turn. Once. Everything
> was once.
> Coaches are not teachers. Teachers instill new knowing
> into a receptive mind. Coaches take what was taught by
> others and use it to attain their goals. The coach.
> Coaches are governed by a totally different sense of
> propriety. They do it to win.
> Swim teachers are governed by a sharing propriety: to
> instill info into the mind of the student that makes
> them able to assume the requirements to complete the
> task. Ability to show and instill and complete the
> process where a neophyte grows into a performer.
> Coaching is not teaching. It's a rote. Rote based
> on how skillful their motiviation techniques are to
> get the group to act in the way the coach prescribes.
> That is not teaching.
> That coach could coach the team, but he did not
> teach us much. he just capitalized on the fact that
> we had the motivation, had the desire, had the skills,
> had the want, had the time, etc.
> But he could and did teach his kids how.
> go figure.
> bill conduit