Saturday, October 07, 2006

Coaching Talent: Lessons From A Kindergarten Teacher

Karen Ginty knows a lot about coaching talent. She doesn’t know that, but it’s true.

Karen is a Kindergarten teacher in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey and she’s just been named the state’s 2006 Teacher of the Year.

Here are six of her guiding principles:

1 - Be a nurturer
2 - Provide a safe environment
3 - Address all the needs of all the students on a daily basis
4 - Roll with the punches
5 - Make it fun
6 - Teach respect and caring

“You’re not here for the money,” she says. “When you love something, that’s the perk…”

If Karen ever decided to work with talent, I bet she’d be awesome.

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