#124 Doug Lemov - Teacher of teachers, Coach of coaches - author of 'Teach Like a Champion' and 'The Coach's Guide to Teaching'
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Today we spoke with Doug Lemov - Teacher of teachers, Coach of coaches - author of 'Teach Like a Champion' and 'The Coach's Guide to Teaching'
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Doug Lemov is a former teacher and school principal. He helped found 'Uncommon Schools', a network of high performing schools in under-served communities. He felt that there was an overwhelming need for better schools - a moral imperative - and that's where we start this knowledge-rich dialogue. He has also worked with many professional sports organisations around the world; he teaches teachers how to teach better, and coaches how to coach better.
We discuss the similarities of teachers and coaches, achievement gaps, feedback loops - and how to give excellent understandable feedback on a pitch. Doug opens up on perfect practice, skill acquisition and the 'quiet eye'...a common trait of the very highest performers in sport. We finish this interview with Doug explaining how to make better decisions, reducing cognitive load...and when intuition and instinct takes over in performance.
For those of you who want to get better at anything...listen intently.