Kent speaks with MPBN about benefits of writing for student-athletes

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Rich Kent, an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Maine, for the report, “UMaine professor: Writing boosts performance of Maine’s student-athletes.” “Writing is a powerful way to learn,” said Kent, who also is a coach with more 30 years of experience guiding athletes in more than half a dozen sports, including soccer, skiing, running and cycling. Kent’s book “Writing on the Bus,” and several other guides he has produced, are helping coaches and athletes make writing part of their postgame analysis and pregame strategy, according to the report. “Having multiple pathways into learning and including writing is a very smart thing to do for athletes, for coaches, for the workplace,” he said.