• Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better

    Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better (Hardback) By (author) Doug Lemov, By (author) Katie Yezzi, By (author) Erica Woolway, Foreword by Dan Heath

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    DescriptionRules for developing talent with disciplined, deliberate, intelligent practice We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, sometimes to the point of obsession, but if we really wanted to see greatness--wanted to cheer for it, see it happen, understand what made it happen--we'd spend our time watching, obsessing on, and maybe even cheering the practices instead. This book puts practice on the front burner of all who seek to instill talent and achievement in others as well as in themselves. This is a journey to understand that practice, not games, makes champions. In this book, the authors engage the dream of better, both in fields and endeavors where participants know they should practice and also in those where many do not yet recognize the transformative power of practice. And it's not just whether you practice. How you practice may be a true competitive advantage. Deliberately engineered and designed practice can revolutionize our most important endeavors. The clear set of rules presented in Practice Perfect will make us better in virtually every performance of life. The "how-to" rules of practice cover such topics as rethinking practice, modeling excellent practice, using feedback, creating a culture of practice, making new skills stick, and hiring for practice. Discover new ways to think about practice. Learn how to design successful practice. Apply practice across a wide range of realms, both personal and professional The authors include specific activities to jump-start practice Doug Lemov is the best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion A hands-on resource to practice, the rules within will help to create positive outliers and world-changing reservoirs of talent.


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    Title
    Practice Perfect
    Subtitle
    42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doug Lemov, By (author) Katie Yezzi, By (author) Erica Woolway, Foreword by Dan Heath
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118216583
    ISBN 10: 111821658X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.1
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
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    DC22: 650.1
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    Ingram Subject Code: BS
    Libri: I-BS
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    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS060000, BUS107000, SEL027000
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    DC23: 658
    Thema V1.0: KJM
    LC classification: BF481 .L45 2012
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    12 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Doug Lemov is the author of the bestselling book, Teach Like a Champion . He was a managing director at Uncommon Schools and now directs their project on effective teaching practices. Erica Woolway is the chief academic officer for the Taxonomy of Effective Teaching Practices at Uncommon Schools. Katie Yezzi is the founding principal of Troy Prep Elementary School in New York.
    Review quote
    "Learning to practice, this book vividly illustrates, takes time and effort, trial and error. It won't happen tomorrow. But even a small movement in the direction of more practice will reap benefits..." ( The Washington Post 's 'Class Struggle' blog, October 2012) " Practice Perfect is a valuable read for everyone who wants to help their employees grow and excel through practice." (Examiner.com, October 2012)
    Back cover copy
    Praise for "Practice Perfect""There are no shortcuts to success, whether it be in education, sports, or business. The authors of "Practice Perfect" provide a clear-cut, common-sense blueprint for what we all need to know to create practice habits that ensure permanent, sustainable results."--Michael D. Eisner, former chairman and chief executive officer, Walt Disney Co.; founder, The Tornante Company; cofounder, The Eisner Foundation"If you want to improve your own--or someone else's--performance, you've got to read this book. With "Practice Perfect," the authors have given everyone a great gift. They've handed over the key that unlocks excellence."--Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling "The Leadership Challenge"; Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University"If you are interested in getting better at anything (or helping someone else get better), then this book, with its excellent collection of techniques and tools, should be your field guide."--Daniel H. Pink, author, "Drive "and" A Whole New Mind""A timely, winning, and approachable proposition! The pursuit of improvement through the development of a disciplined approach to practice is an essential element to success."--Douglas R. Conant, former president, chief executive officer, and director, Campbell Soup Company; "New York Times" bestselling author, "TouchPoints"; ASTD 2012 Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance"It's become conventional wisdom that the path to excellence is paved with hours and hours of practice. Here the authors provide practical guidance for how anyone can use carefully selected but relatively simple tasks to ensure these hours of practice lead to excellence."--Kathleen Porter-Magee, Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow; senior director, High Quality Standards Initiative, Thomas B. Fordham Institute""Practice Perfect" will provide a recipe for organizations that are committed to their people--to helping them grow and get better in simple but powerful ways."--Jean-Claude Brizard, chief executive officer, Chicago Public Schools
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    "To practice is to declare, "I can be better." There are many full-stop moments in "Practice Perfect"--ideas so interesting that you can't help but pause for a second and consider them." --From the foreword by Dan Heath, coauthor of "Made to Stick "and" Switch"We love competition, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, but if we really wanted to see greatness we'd spend our time watching, obsessing on, and maybe even cheering the practice sessions instead. "Practice Perfect" puts the art of practice front and center. It shows that anyone, in any field, can come to appreciate that practice, not games, makes champions.In" Practice Perfect," the authors engage the dream of "better." Filled with illustrative examples from top-level athletes, established teachers, seasoned lawyers, and even long-time surgeons, the authors show how deliberately engineered and designed practice can revolutionize our most important activities.The "how-to" rules outlined in "Practice Perfect" can make us better in virtually every performance of life. The ideas are often counterintuitive, such as: don't concentrate on your weakness, practice what you are good at. To get you started on your path to "better" the authors have included a number of specific activities that will jump-start your way to practicing perfect.
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Dan Heath xi Preface: Why Practice? Why Now? xv Introduction: The Power of Practice 1 RETHINKING PRACTICE 21 Rule 1 Encode Success 25 Rule 2 Practice the 20 29 Rule 3 Let the Mind Follow the Body 32 Rule 4 Unlock Creativity ... with Repetition 36 Rule 5 Replace Your Purpose (with an Objective) 40 Rule 6 Practice "Bright Spots" 44 Rule 7 Differentiate Drill from Scrimmage 48 Rule 8 Correct Instead of Critique 52 HOW TO PRACTICE 55 Rule 9 Analyze the Game 58 Rule 10 Isolate the Skill 62 Rule 11 Name It 66 Rule 12 Integrate the Skills 68 Rule 13 Make a Plan 72 Rule 14 Make Each Minute Matter 76 USING MODELING 83 Rule 15 Model and Describe 86 Rule 16 Call Your Shots 87 Rule 17 Make Models Believable 92 Rule 18 Try Supermodeling 95 Rule 19 Insist They "Walk This Way" 96 Rule 20 Model Skinny Parts 99 Rule 21 Model the Path 101 Rule 22 Get Ready for Your Close-up 104 FEEDBACK 107 Rule 23 Practice Using Feedback (Not Just Getting It) 109 Rule 24 Apply First, Then Reflect 114 Rule 25 Shorten the Feedback Loop 117 Rule 26 Use the Power of Positive 121 Rule 27 Limit Yourself 126 Rule 28 Make It an Everyday Thing 128 Rule 29 Describe the Solution (Not the Problem) 130 Rule 30 Lock It In 133 CULTURE OF PRACTICE 139 Rule 31 Normalize Error 143 Rule 32 Break Down the Barriers to Practice 148 Rule 33 Make It Fun to Practice 154 Rule 34 Everybody Does It 159 Rule 35 Leverage Peer-to-Peer Accountability 162 Rule 36 Hire for Practice 165 Rule 37 Praise the Work 169 POST-PRACTICE: MAKING NEW SKILLS STICK 173 Rule 38 Look for the Right Things 176 Rule 39 Coach During the Game (Don't Teach) 180 Rule 40 Keep Talking 183 Rule 41 Walk the Line (Between Support and Demand) 185 Rule 42 Measure Success 188 CONCLUSION: THE MONDAY MORNING TEST 193 Appendix A: Teaching Techniques from Teach Like a Champion 205 Appendix B: Sample Practice Activities 229 Notes 241 Acknowledgments 245 About the Authors 249 Summary of Rules 251 Index 255