Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

05.25.16 “We spend hours, sometimes, thinking about our words”

Last week I posted a very short clip of a famous soccer/football coach, Dick Bate, running a training session. In it you can see that he has carefully planned the words he will use to describe the concept he is teaching.  And he uses those words every time.  Because he has planned the phrase to go…