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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.13.21 Ben Kamara-Adams: How to Coach a Rondo

Ben Kamara-Adams is a Pre Academy Coach at Shrewsbury Town FC in England and an ambassador for Albert Puig’s APFC soccer. He and I met last year when I did a workshop for the club and have kept in touch as he spends a lot of time thinking about how best to develop players through his…


02.11.21 Jasmine Lane: Hasan Clayton’s ‘Double Chat’

Team TLAC has written a lot about different uses of the chat function, especially different types of chat and their purposes and we’re excited to share more insights with you today. This clip from Nashville Classical’s Hasan Clayton teaching a lesson on the novel Freak the Mighty shows how Hasan uses the chat function to build…


02.08.21 An Annotated Forgetting Curve

Just last month I finally completed and published The Coach’s Guide to Teaching; this month I’m wrapping up the manuscript to the new 3.0 version of Teach Like a Champion. One of its themes of 3.0 is making clearer and more extensive connections to research so one thing the two books will have in common is…


01.29.21 Beth Verrilli on Sadie McCleary’s (Online) ‘Culture of Error’

Team TLAC was thrilled to have ace teacher Sadie McCleary of West Guilford HS in Greensboro, NC join us in a video review meeting recently, bringing some footage of her online AP Chemistry classroom for us to watch together. Team member Beth Verrilli shared some observations about one particular thing we loved: We learned so much…