what we fear!

Darion 2022-04-22 07:01:14

one. How Coach Carter uses "Maslow's Five Hierarchies of Needs" to motivate Richmond students. When Coach Carter first took over the Richmond High School basketball team, the players had poor skills, disunity, and self-defeating, but he led the players step by step to a 13-game winning streak and success. Motivated to work hard. At first, the players only met their physical needs and safety needs. Later, Cruz, who was reluctant to sign an agreement and left the team at first, saw that the players started to win, and wanted to return to the basketball team to fight with everyone, pursue his hobbies and a a sense of belonging. Coach Carter rejected him according to the agreement, but in the end he still opened up and promised to allow him to return to the team if he completed 2,500 push-ups and 1,000 "suicides" within the specified time. It reflects the rules to be strictly followed but also adjusted according to the specific situation. Cruz didn't finish it. Just when he was about to be kicked out, Lyle took the initiative to help him do push-ups. Later, the other team members came to help him. For the first time, we heard from this group of loose trainees: "We are a team.” From that moment on, the students fulfilled their social needs for belonging, acceptance, and friendship. When Coach Carter first took over the basketball team, Worm and Cruz called the coach a "dumb nigger from the country," a word the players used to refer to themselves, and they didn't feel ashamed. In the upper class, in the eyes of Coach Carter, "Negro" is an insulting word. He does not allow players to call themselves "Negro", and call them "sir" and go to the trouble of telling them "respect" importance. Later, Coach Carter led the basketball team to win game after game. From the unpopular and obscure basketball team to qualifying for the tournament, the players found that they could achieve success, gain honor, and gain recognition from the outside world. Compliments, they don't call themselves "Negro" either. At this point, they fulfill social needs, including external needs for status, recognition, or attention, and internal needs for self-esteem, autonomy, and fulfillment. At this time, the Richmond team was winning step by step, and everyone began to indulge, humiliating other teams during the game, and sneaking out in the middle of the night to party. They have no other pursuits in their lives, they just want to play basketball well. There is no doubt that their grades are difficult to go to college, and they will only be one of the bottom blacks in the future. They have no money and no dignity, and they may die quietly on the streets one day. Coach Carter mandated that their academic performance be a 2. 3 or more, they suspend training before they reach it, because he knows that if they don't go to college, these basketball games may be the most glorious moments in their lives, and they are still so young! Coach Carter was questioned by the whole community and still did not change his original intention. When he planned to resign, he finally walked into the basketball court and found that the children were sitting upright and studying on the court. That moment really brought tears to my eyes. Because we know that those students have the need for self-realization, and want to leave this chaotic and poor place through hard work, and use their actions to influence the people around them, telling them that there are infinite possibilities in the future. At the end of the film, Kenny went from being overwhelmed to understanding the direction of his life. He wanted to leave with his girlfriend and took up his responsibilities. Coach Carter said that they grew up from boys to men. We are very fortunate that in the end, 5 people on the basketball team won scholarships, and 6 people went to college and got degrees. It was Coach Carter who gave them the need for self-actualization: the need for self-development, self-realization, and self-ideal realization, which is the driving force for individuals to pursue the limits of their abilities.

two. Two Key Elements of Learning - Method and Effort Coach Carter's players were poor when he first took over the Richmond team, but he didn't teach them how to play basketball first, but did physical training to make them fit. Coach Carter is not boring when teaching, but teaches students tactics by telling stories, such as "Diane" tactics and so on. The trainees train their physical strength first and then train their skills and tactics. Coupled with their unremitting efforts to practice, how could it not be successful? The same is true of our learning: finding a learning method that suits us, persevering in our efforts, and constantly adjusting and improving according to feedback, it is difficult to not want to be a scholar.

three. What We Fear Is Our Promising Self There is a line in the film that stands out to me: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness. that most frightens us.” When we are in an unfavorable situation, we tend to doubt ourselves and let ourselves fall, which makes us even more disadvantaged and more hopeless. Just like some classmates who do not want to make progress after going to college, stay up late to play games, skip classes, and fail classes. In fact, they may not really want to live such a life in their hearts. They are just confused and anxious to numb themselves. What they are most afraid of is not that they are lazy from the beginning, but the regret and pain that they have a bright future and are destroyed by themselves. "East corner is gone, Sangyu is not too late", as long as you want to change, it is not too late. The best time to plant a tree was ten years ago, the second is now, and the future is expected to be bright!

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Coach Carter quotes

  • Coach Ken Carter: When we step on the floor every second that clock is ticking, we are pedal to the metal, we run the ball, we pressure the ball, and most importantly we control the tempo of the game, we make them play Richmond Oiler ball.

  • Coach Ken Carter: What's your deepest fear?

    Worm: Why he keep saying that? "What's your deepest fear?" What's that mean?