For Coaches: On Correcting Instead of Critiquing | Doug Lemov

I’ve spent a lot of time watching coaches this year.  One of the common ideas I find myself noticing is the difference between critique and correction.  I took the section on this idea from Practice Perfect and adapted and simplified it slightly. Here it is.

Critique involves telling a participant how to do it better. Correction means going back and doing it over, and doing it better. Critique—merely telling someone that she did it wrong—can be helpful but if you really want to help people change their behaviors it’s not nearly as useful as correction. Only correction, doing it over again…

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