Each year at the Academic Games National Tournament, AGLOA honors outstanding educators who have been the heart and soul of their own local Academic Games programs. They recruit and train players, educate them in subject matter, inspire them to exceed their own expectations, encourage them to handle challenges, and manage the administration of their programs. The best of them do these things in an exceptional manner. Potential Outstanding Educators are nominated by their own players or fellow coaches.
In 2011, AGLOA named four incredible Educators to receive the award. Each has coached championship teams or players. More importantly, all have spent significant extra time developing coaching techniques and materials that contributed to their programs. Each has set a standard of excellence that can be emulated by other Academic Games teacher-coaches. Each has shown that heart and courage are essential ingredients in success.
Each will be highlighted in more detail in the monthly AGazines on the www.academicgames.org website.
Outstanding Educators Create Exceptional Citizens
Exceptional leaders produce exceptional followers. Inspirational, caring teachers produce students and adults of character and integrity. AGLOA has been blessed with teacher-coaches and leaders who are exceptional, inspirational, and caring. Over the past 45 years, 170 of them have been honored as Outstanding Academic Games Educators. Of the 170, twenty-seven have been elevated to the Academic Games Hall of Fame as a result of their string of victories.
What makes these educators outstanding? What makes them exceptional leaders? Why do their players become incredible adults.