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Archive for January 2013

Handout #118: Bringing Up Children; I Taught Them All; The Test

 

BRINGING UP CHILDREN: PARENTS-TEACHERS

If a child lives with CRITICISM, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with HOSTILITY, he learns to fight. If a child lives with FEAR, He learns to be apprehensive. If he lives with ENCOURAGEMENT, he learns to be CONFIDENT. If a child lives with PRAISE, he learns to be appreciative. If a child lives with APPROVAL, He learns to like himself. If a child lives with RECOGNITION, HE LEARNS TO HAVE A GOAL. If a child lives with HONESTY, he learns TRUST. (Think about this)

– Unknown.

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I TAUGHT THEM ALL

I have taught in high school for ten years. During that time I have given assignments, among others, to a murderer, an evangelist, a pugilist, a thief and an imbecile.

That murderer was a quiet little boy who sat on the front seat and regarded me with pale blue eyes; the evangelist, easily the most popular boy in school, had the lead in the junior play; the pugilist lounged by the window and let loose at intervals a raucous laugh that startled even the geraniums; the thief was a gay-hearted Lothario with a song on his lips; and the imbecile, a soft-eyed little animal seeking the shadows.

The murderer awaits death in the state penitentiary; the evangelist has lain a year now in the village church yard; the pugilist lost an eye in a brawl in Hong Kong; the thief, by standing on tiptoe, can see the windows of my room from the county jail, and the once gentle-eyed little moron beats his head against a padded wall in the state asylum.

All of these people once sat in my room, sat and looked at me gravely across worn brown desks. I must have been a great help to those pupils – I taught them the rhyming scheme of the Elizabethan sonnet, and how to diagram a complex sentence.

              * The article by Naomi John White appeared first in the CLEARING HOUSE 12:152. November, 1937

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THE TEST … There was a race and all of us ran. The Coach said: “Do the best you can.” We tried. We lost. One winner claimed – the prize at which we all had aimed.

Applause rang out, and then we knew that it was meant for losers, too. The Coach said, “Honor is due the man who does the very best he can!” O God, Run with me in life’s race, encourage me to seek first place, but if I fail – PLEASE, give me the Grace to see the goal I reach is best for me.

 

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #118: Bringing Up Children; I Taught Them All; The Test.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #117: Winning

 

WINNING …

  • I will command a commitment to excellence and to victory and that is what life is all about.
  • Dancing is a contact sportFootball is a hitting sport.
  • Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
  • It is not important that you come in early and work late. What is important is WHY?
  • Always do what you believe.
  • Never take anything for granted.
  • Mental preparation never ends.
  • Every day you waste is one you never make up.
  • A self-motivated man makes commitments; ordinary people make promises.
  • Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
  • In actual life, every great enterprise beings with and takes its first step forward in Faith.
  • Life has no rehearsal days in it. Each day must be filled with its appointed work.
  • SUCCESSIn everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
  • Those with deep religious convictions have the inner poise and strength to succeed in life or in athletics.    
  • I think that a boy with talent has a moral obligation to fulfill it and I will not relent on my own responsibility.
  • Teams do not go physically flat, but they go mentally stale.
  • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
  • A hundred percent is not enough.
  • There is no detail that is too small.
  • If you are not in shape, the problems will lick you.
  • Winning is living.
  • SUCCESS – A successful person is one who went ahead and did the thing the rest of us never got around to do.
  • GOOD MANNERS are the art of making people easy and at home with each other.
  • COURAGE consists, not in blindly overlooking danger, but is seeing and conquering it.
  • It is always best to give unwelcome advice privately, but open praise is of much value.
  • DEAR GOD, may there be a quiet radiance about us that says it’s fun to be a person.   
  • Winning is never worthwhile unless something nobler and finer is behind it.
  • You don’t have to stay awake nights to succeed. Just stay awake days.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #117: Winning.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #116: Why Inter School Sports; Not Bread Alone

WHY INTER SCHOOL SPORTS …  

1. Primarily man seeks, welcomes, and enjoys conflict.   Challenge and tests appeal to him. He delights in measuring his strength, both physical and mental, against someone or something. People who compete on athletic teams derive this experience in a direct physical manner.

Civilization as we know it today does not lend itself to direct physical conflict. Only the comparative few can partake in this type of activity. This is especially true after school days are over. Our mode of living therefore gives rise to the second reason.

2.  Because most people cannot experience this physical conflict directly, they do it through someone. They identify themselves with a participant or team and engage in conflict in this manner. It is the need to experience conflict that has given rise to spectator sports.

The real reason we have these activities is because they give satisfaction and gratification and serve the purpose of releasing the base drives and emotions in a socially acceptable way.

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NOT BY BREAD ALONE

  • Man does not live by bread alone, but by beauty and harmony, truth and goodness, work and recreation, affection and friendship, aspiration and worship.
  • Not be bread alone, but by the splendor of the firmament at night, the glory of the heavens at dawn, the blending of colors at sunset, the loveliness of magnolia trees, the magnificence of mountains.
  • Not by bread alone, but the majesty of ocean breakers, the shimmer of moonlight on a calm lake, the flashing silver of a mountain torrent, the exquisite patterns of snow crystals, the creation of artists. 
  • Not by bread alone, but by the sweet song of a mockingbird, the rustle of the wind in the trees, the magic of a violin, the sublimity of a softly lighted cathedral.
  • Not by bread alone, but by the fragrance of roses, the scent of orange blossoms, the smell of new-mown hay, the clasp of a friend’s hand, the tenderness of a mother’s kiss.
  • Not by bread alone, but by the lyrics of poets, the wisdom of sages, the holiness of saints, the biographies of great souls.
  • Not by bread alone, but by comradeship and high adventure, seeking and finding, serving and sharing, loving and being loved.
  • Man does not live by bread alone, but by being faithful in prayer, responding to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, finding and doing the loving will of God now and eternally.

          – The University Presbyterian

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #116: Why Inter School Sports; Not By Bread Alone.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #115: Most Desirable Personal Qualities

MOST DESIRASBLE PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • “Integrity is the one single trait which young people today should strive hardest to develop.”  – Very Rev. T. M. Hesburgh
  • “We would say the sense of personal worth and responsibility to self and others as a child of God.” – Father Alan
  • “Young people today should strive to develop poise.” – O. J. Simpson
  • “I would say that one of the most important character traits our young people should strive to develop is a sense of dedication and responsibility for improving mankind. This involves intelligent effort to understand and help resolve local, state, national, and international problems.” – Fulton Sheen
  • “I would say that the one single trait that young people should strive hardest to develop is attitude toward other people. They must learn to work with others, learn from others and accept constructive criticism from others. Since the high school and college years and the first few years after graduation from college are extremely formative years, a young person should be all eyes and ears. The foundations he builds from the experiences of these years can well determine the degree of success he will achieve in his chosen career.” – Miss Mary Lang
  • “Learn to say ‘Thanks’ … to all of those who help you along the way … A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.” – Henry Waad Beecher
  • “Always tell the truth and always strive to be a gentleman.” – Hon. James A Farley
  • “If you are looking for a single rule, may I recommend the Golden Rule as one of the greatest contributions to civilization ever devised.” – Hon. Mayor Berry
  • “I suppose that I am naturally influenced by the personality of Pope John in making my selection of the most needed character trait today; but I would say that it is a sympathetic understanding of the needs of others. I believe it was this trait that endeared Pope John to people of all races and creeds.”  – Father John
  • “The one single personal quality young people should develop is ‘honesty with self’.” – Dan Jenkins.
  • “… Integrity, consideration of others, and responsibility.” – Cafeteria Ladies
  • “More than anything else, I think young people today should strive to develop courage. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.” – Winston Churchill
  • “There are many who want me to tell them of secret ways of becoming perfect and I can only tell them that the sole secret is a hearty love of God, and the only way of attaining that love is by learning to love man.” – St. Francis De Sales

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #115: Most Desireable Personal Qualities.  Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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