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The Effect of the
Learning Environment
       Any learning environment can be evaluated and described as to being negative, neutral, or positive. Negativity is not conducive to maximizing the transference of academic information, imparting physical skills, or any training situations.

       Unfortunately parents and coaches frequently resort to using negative personal descriptions about the athletes. This may be rooted in the frustration of the adult, but it has an immediate reflex response in the individual on the receiving end. Some individuals may get mad and try even hardier to prove the person is wrong.  It is just as likely that a sensitive individual may tell the parent or coach that they are "mad as hell and not going to take it any more!" 

       It is hard to quit being a family member, but there will be long term damage to the family relationship. It is much easier to stop participating in a sport as the coach has no recourse unless the athlete is receiving a sport's scholarship that can be discontinued.

       Providing a positive role model inspires individuals to practice hard and give a 100% effort. That is really all any adult can expect. They may stumble and make errors, but that is just being human. Acknowledging that no one is perfect, least of all ourselves, is a humbling feeling that should make a person more sensitive to how they teach others.

       Parents generally learn that you can't hold their children to high standards than they practice. Prioritizing the importance of what we attempt to teach allows children to fall short of expectations and retain the unconditional love of their parents.  Coaches generally are not related to the athletes they coach. Usually a coach will experience their charges moving on to other opportunities. Even though there are strong bonds that can be formed between athletes and their coach, the relationship rarely is the same emotional connection as a parent to their child.

Recommended Reading:

Learning Environment - Effective Learning Environment - There are several alternatives available when it comes to the type of education that a child can receive. The primary factor that parents have to weigh is the overall setting that they want their child to be educated in. It is also important for parents to examine the individual needs and make up of the child and the financial state they are in when deciding which learning environment is the right fit.

Performance Edge: How to Create an Effective Learning Environment - 4 Easy Principles to Ensure Learning Happens. What creates a good learning situation?

PDF Helping Teachers Design Effective Learning Environment - Essential elements of effective learning environments: they are learner- centered, ... of an effective learning environment is supported by research findings.

PDF Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments: Insights from Brain Research and Pedagogical Theory by Judith V. Boettcher.

Effective Learning Environment
Table of Contents

1 Overview of Instructional Methods

Incorporating Computer Technology into Instruction

The Cognitive Learning Process

Four instructional Design Structures

The Learning Process

Learning in a Cognitive Processes

Managing Cognitive Load

Directing the Learner’s Attention

Adjunct Memory Support

Integration of Graphics and Audio

Practice, Practice, Practice

Cognitive Load and the Four Architecture Structures

Effective Encoding Techniques

Encoding into Long-term Memory

Effective Retrieval from Long-term Memory

A Cognitive Apprenticeship

Features of the Cognitive Apprenticeship

Multimedia and Learning

Summary of Instructional Methods

Discovery and Inquiry-based Learning

Aspects of Effective Learning Environments  by Roger Hiemstra
Table of Contents
 Chapters                   Topic                           
1 Aspects of Effective Learning Environments
2 Creating Environments for Effective Adult Learning
Where We Learn Shapes Our Learning
Incorporating Microcomputer Technology into Adult Learning Environments
Setting the Climate for Effective Teaching and Learning

Adverse Baggage in the Learning Environment
Perceptual Patterns and the Learning Environment: Confronting White Racism
Women's Trouble: Women, Gender, and the Learning Environment
Resources on Adult Learning Environments
Toward Building More Effective Learning Environments

Editor's Notes

The Index


PDF Designing Effective Learning Environments  Cognitive Apprenticeship Models. Sue E. Berryman. Institute on Education and The Economy.

Features of an Effective Learning Environment  Sept. 26, 2008 ... This paper discusses factors that are involved in the creation of an effective learning environment.

PDF Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments: Insights from Brain Research and Pedagogical Theory by Judith V. Boettcher.

Effective Learning Environment Traditional schooling is based on an educational paradigm that has been around since the turn of the century. During the Industrial Revolution, the purpose of education was to prepare people for jobs on assembly lines. And so the organized classroom evolved, where students sat and received their training from a skilled teacher.

Aspects of Effective Learning Environments  Aspects of Effective Learning Environments. (Roger Hiemstra). Chapter One in Creating Environments for Effective Adult Learning.

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Program Development
Athlete Development
Skill Development
How We Learn
Stages of Learning
Parent-Teen Relationships
Youth Development
Stages of Skill Development
Stages of Figure Skating Skill Development
Long Term Athlete Development Framework
Techniques of Sports Skills
Principles of Motor Skill Mechanics
Newton's Laws of Motion
Athlete Training Principles
Being Successful in Sports
Age Appropriate Sports Training
Effect of Learning Environment
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