What is deliberate practice and why is it important?

Premium  Approx 25 mins of video • Activities and Reading

Start learning today

Upgrade your account to gain instant access this module

Sign in and Upgrade

Share on:

The foundations and benefits of deliberate practice - a vital element of Instructional Coaching.

About this module

Deliberate practice is a means to allow teachers to isolate particular aspects of their craft, rehearse them outside of the classroom and improve them through feedback. Deliberate practice is a vital aspect of Instructional Coaching yet is often the element that is left out or not given the time it deserves. In this module, we will look at the foundations of this approach and consider the benefits of deliberate practice.

This module is suitable for instructional coaches, senior leaders, teaching and learning leads, department leads.

What you will learn:
  • What do expert teachers know?
  • Who were the Polgár sisters?
  • What is the difference between traditional, purposeful and deliberate practice?
  • Why are habits so difficult to make (and break)?