COPY THE MASTERS
As Teach Like a Champion trainings evolved, we began to understand more deeply that practice bridges the See It/Do It gap—the essential element that supports teachers from seeing and talking about a technique to executing it reliably and effectively in their classroom. Stretching beyond our own experience, we looked to masters in the art of practice outside of school classrooms. Here are a few of our favorites and what they taught us.
Chris Hayden, an elite US Soccer Coach, is Director of Coaching, at FC Dallas Youth Academy. In this clip, Chris demonstrates how to provide critical feedback that motivates and inspires.
John Burmeister is a professional musician and the Music Teacher at Troy Prep Elementary. In this clip, John demonstrates the power of modeling, feedback, and encoding success.
Monica Mason is a retired ballet dancer and former artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London. Her brilliant teaching helped us refine two of our rules: Practice Using the Feedback and Limit Yourself.