On ‘Good,’The Most Commonly Used Word in Practice | Doug Lemov


If you had to guess the single most frequently used word in a typical practice, what word would it be? [I’m thinking about soccer here but it really could be any form of practice.]

My guess is that it would be: “good.”

Coaches say “good” to players constantly and with a variety of meanings.  This post is a reflection on that commonly uttered word.

Listen to the coach in this ten-second mini-video for example. He is, by the way, a very strong coach:

Good.Animated from Uncommon Schools on Vimeo.

This coach is saying ‘good’ not to give feedback on specific behaviors by specific…

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