Jan 22, 2021
Today we are joined on the Brain Booster by a VERY special guest Doug Lemov.
Doug is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found Uncommon Schools, a network of high performing schools in under privileged communities.
His book ‘Teach like a champion 2.0’ describes techniques used by exceptional teachers. It has sold more than a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages.
His other books include ‘Perfect Practice : 42 Rules for getting better and ‘Reading Reconsidered’. He played football at Hamilton college where he says he was the worst player of the decade!
His latest book which we discuss today is called ‘The Coach’s Guide to Teaching’
Doug has had a major influence on many teachers around the world and our discussion today can only help you in your quest to be better at ANYTHING.
We had a wonderful chat around some key elements of Doug’s book.
Most notably the area around ‘forgetting’.
As coaches and players we ignore this crucial element at our peril.
The fact is we forgot most things.
Most of our learning does not stick.
To be efficient on the field of play learning needs to be embedded into our long term memory.
We want and need to be on auto pilot to be able to perform at our best.
Trying to hold strategy in short term memory is a poor way to perform.
Doug reveals some brilliant strategies to make learning stick.
To make your training session more effective.
This is so important to consider.
A great session with a great teacher!!
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