Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.14.18 “Steve Kerr Let The Warriors Coach Themselves.”

  There’s been quite a bit of chatter about Steve Kerr’s decision to “let the warriors coach themselves” this week. (Coverage here and here) I wanted to share a couple of thoughts. This was a neat move. Giving players leadership and ownership over their endeavors, done right, can be very powerful. And Kerr spoke about wanting…

05.08.17 Carry On My Son: The Signal and the Noise in Coaching

Anthony Fowler my colleague at Uncommon Schools sent me a note this morning to pass along this great moment between Steve Kerr and Steph Curry.   “There’s something about him sharing the evidence (stats), and giving the positive reinforcement for him to keep going, even when it seems like he’s not performing his best,” Anthony wrote….