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  • Dearing, Joel B
  • Created Date
  • 1997-10-30
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  • Springfield College
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  • This column, titled “Team. Teamwork. Teammates.” is part of a series of reflections written by Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics Joel Dearing on October 30, 1997. Dearing was Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics during the 1997-1998 academic year. During this time, he started a weekly column in the Springfield Student newspaper called, “Reflections on Humanics.” In his column from the week of Octobe... more
    This column, titled “Team. Teamwork. Teammates.” is part of a series of reflections written by Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics Joel Dearing on October 30, 1997. Dearing was Springfield College’s Distinguished Professor of Humanics during the 1997-1998 academic year. During this time, he started a weekly column in the Springfield Student newspaper called, “Reflections on Humanics.” In his column from the week of October 30, 1997, Dearing asks students, student athletes, and SC employees how they have seen the balance of our Humanics philosophy of spirit, mind, and body in action on their teams. He also asks, “Who do you see as your teammates?” and “Have you seen some good examples of teamwork?” Dearing explains how great he feels when he is able to pick up the phone to call a colleague for help or advice and to team up with other faculty, administrators, staff, and especially students. He goes on to talk about his women’s volleyball team and how during the first meeting of the season on August 24th they discussed the process they needed to undergo to build a new team after four starters graduated last year. Dearing concludes that building a team takes time, trust, and input from all of those who are involved. Dearing earned his BS from Springfield College in 1979 and taught as an associate professor of Physical Education at the college. Dearing also coached women’s volleyball for 22 seasons (1989-2010). He finished his career with a win-loss record of 595-196 and a .752 winning percentage. Dearing was the recipient of several different Coach of the Year honors throughout the years. less
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