Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting by Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, Katie Yezzi

By Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, Katie Yezzi

Ideas for constructing expertise with disciplined, planned, clever practiceWe stay in a contest loving tradition. we adore the functionality, the massive win, the ticking seconds of the clock because the video game comes right down to the twine. We watch video games and cheer, occasionally to the purpose of obsession, but when we actually desired to see greatness--wanted to cheer for it, see it take place, comprehend what made it happen--we'd spend our time gazing, obsessing on, and even perhaps cheering the practices as a substitute. This ebook places perform at the entrance burner of all who search to instill expertise and success in others in addition to in themselves. this can be a trip to appreciate that perform, now not video games, makes champions.

In this booklet, the authors have interaction the dream of higher, either in fields and endeavors the place members recognize they need to perform and in addition in these the place many don't but realize the transformative strength of perform. And it's not only even if you perform. the way you perform could be a real aggressive virtue. intentionally engineered and designed perform can revolutionize our most crucial endeavors. The transparent algorithm awarded in perform ideal will make us larger in nearly each functionality of existence. The "how-to" ideas of perform conceal such subject matters as rethinking perform, modeling very good perform, utilizing suggestions, making a tradition of perform, making new talents stick, and hiring for practice.

• notice new how you can take into consideration perform. methods to layout profitable perform. follow perform throughout a variety of nation-states, either own
• The authors contain particular actions to jump-start perform
• Doug Lemov is the best-selling writer of train Like a Champion

A hands-on source to perform, the foundations inside of may help to create optimistic outliers and world-changing reservoirs of expertise.

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What we saw was people doing something and thinking about it at the same time.

Tim Daly, president of The New Teacher Project, recently did this to revise the way his organization trains teachers. Daly realized that teachers TNTP placed in schools often never succeeded if they failed to learn to manage classroom behavior within the first two months. He asked his team to redesign training, dramatically reducing the number of topics on which new teachers received training and focusing on the skills they would need to establish a classroom culture until that goal was achieved.

As they do so, they get further and further from their goal. Now think of all the skills contained within these drills and all the ways players might be doing them wrong—shooting with a loose ankle or pushing the ball too far ahead on the dribble, and so on. Activity? Yes. Achievement? Not so much. c01 2 August 2012; 12:22:57 Rethinking Practice 23 Surely the practice we just described isn’t all that bad, but it could be much better. Training and development of an organization’s talent that is “merely good” is not enough to make individuals or an organization significantly better than anyone else.

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