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Turrentine, P. (2015). Champions in the classroom. Rowman & Littlefield


"a professional reference guide for numerous audiences including student athletes, learning support staff, coaches, advisors, parents, and school administrators"


As a resource guide for professionals, Champions in the Classroom offers a model and historical perspective for understanding the challenges faced by "student-athletes" while providing solutions and guidance to put the needed emphasis on "student." Penny Turrentine also provides a "Playbook," written in jargon that athletes understand, which offers students the methods for not only testing themselves but to easily understand their strengths and weaknesses. This book strives to conquer academic problems that student-athletes face and shows how to win in the classroom. - Publisher


For those of us in learning support, we may find ourselves working with student-athletes.  We probably have some preconceived ideas, positive or negative, about this group. A friend introduced me to a Netflix series that holds about a mirror, with no holds barred, to the college athletics culture. The first season focuses on a football team at the junior college level. We see the challenges, tragedies, and triumphs of a group of young men from diverse backgrounds. The second season focused on a college basketball team in Los Angeles.  Having worked with student-athletes for over 35 years, I saw so much that reminded my of the struggles that my student-athletes experienced.  Below is a link to the official trailer for the Last Chance U series. I hope you enjoy. Penny







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Thanks to Dorothy Briggs who suggested the following website:




LD Online Home


LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities and learning differences. Parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities will find supportive and authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading difficulties, speech, and related disorders.

LD OnLine works in association with the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities  (NJCLD).

LD OnLine is an educational service of public television station WETA in Washington, D.C.




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Comments (1)

Dorothy Briggs said

at 10:31 am on Feb 25, 2009

If you haven't used the LDonline website, take some time to look through their information. It's loaded with great resources for educators (tutors)!


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