Guest: Doug Lemov, Author (Teach Like a Champion, Reading Reconsidered, Coach's Guide to Teaching)
Doug Lemov is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found Uncommon Schools, a network of high-performing schools in under-served communities. His books on teaching, which include Teach Like a Champion (now Teach Like a Champion 2.0) have been translated into a dozen languages.
Get access to video examples from Doug Lemov in support of the concepts he shared on the podcast and to purchase his book herecoachsguidetoteaching.com
He played soccer at Hamilton College, where he was the worst player of the decade, but has still managed to combine his interest in teaching with his love for sports by working with various sports federations and professional franchises to improve their coaching.
His new book The Coach’s Guide to Teaching describes much of what he learned from those experiences. He has an MA in English from Indiana University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
1:00 - Acknowledge Role of Perception
4:00 - Decision before Skill Execution
7:00 - Expertise is in the Eyes
10:30 - Shooting a Layup
14:00 - Decision Making and Problem Solving
17:00 - Creating Drills
20:00 - Creating Psychological Safety
22:00 - Missing a Layup
28:00 - Importance of Recording Yourself
34:00 - Background Knowledge
41:00 - Long term Memory
44:00 - Retrieval Practice
49:00 - Desirable Difficulties
52:00 - Conversation about Planning
56:00 - Coaching Clinic
1:01:00 - Anti-Drills
1:06:00 - Good at Something
1:10:00 - Player Development
1:12:00 - Progression of Structure to Unstructured