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Become a coach

As you get better at poker itself, and especially at thinking about how to transfer the lessons to other areas of life, become a coach and help others do the same.

Prerequisites: you should have completed the rest of this course yourself


- Look at how coaches have facilitated discussions of games ([link])

- Prompt students to reflect on their games in the "Reflect" task.  Some aspects to keep in mind:

  • Mental state--were the students calm, excited, worried, etc?
  • Objective situation--did they make the right decision and just have it not work out?  Did they make the wrong decision and get lucky?
  • ....

- Help students make connections between playing strategic games like poker and situations in real life.  You can facilitate this process by acting as a coach in the Relate Poker To Real Life task.

Task Discussion