Saw an interview and found the subject interestin
bought the book – waiting to get it so I thought I would check this out.
Just heard Daniel Speak at a golf coaching conference in England. Very interesting and definitive. Just ordered the book can’t wait. Am sure it will be a great read and help my coaching!
Thanks for the taster, I’ ll remember your comment about the glazed look in their eyes-what people/children are looking at and also the incremental struggle that allows for retention and ultimately breakthrough. Deep practice!
I think Coyle’s ideas are inflated in order to write the book. I find it interesting that now that we have done away with superstition and religion, Coyle comes along and endows evolution with new magical powers. The book is filled with them. My wife, an occupational therapist who works with a wide variety of ages in brain and body rehabilitation, just laughed when I read sections of Coyle’s book. She thought it was hokey stuff with the overemphasis on myelin. It is almost as bad as the superstitions we are trying to get rid of! Many of his ideas are superficial.
On the positive side, we do see talent hotbeds and he does point these out and sometimes gives a reasonable explanation for them.
I like Coyle”s way of thinking and writing.As I believed that the talent isn’t only a gift, I would accept that the <>
cause extremely good results.
I like Coyl”s way of thinking and writing. As I believed that the talent isn’t only a gift, I would accept that the deep practice cause extremely good results.
I thnk the idea of “the rule of high velocity learning” is challenging and updated the our times.
As a teacher , I agree that hands on (experiencing), reflecting on outcomes and solving problems constantly speeds up learning.
‘Sweet Spot’ the role of high velocity of learning
I like the way in which the author uses factual account in nature, travel, sports, history and aspect of the human brain to highlight how learning can be attained. Chapter one contains scenarios where failures were overcome by practice, diligence and patience and it supports the idea to struggle, make mistakes and learn from them.
the author has said everything I felt during my long hours of contemparary dance; i’d already put this theory into practice without actually knowing it. I really relate to this fragment, and i love how the author used so many international examples to prove a piont we’ve long known but never truly noticed.
Coyle’s interesting comparison to talent in sport and music (singing). Practice effectively demonstrates willpower, concentration and focus. I am inclined to note that one must use it or lose it. As was my experience when learning Arabic Sign Language when I couldn’t and didn’t even know how to speak Arabic.
I need to read this book. Is there any way that I can download it?
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