In his book, The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle says: “Master coaches aren’t like heads of state. They aren’t like captains who steer us across the unmarked sea, or preachers on a pulpit, ringing out the good news.”
Instead, their personality is “more like that of a farmer than a president or preacher: they are down-to-earth and disciplined”.
And so it is with great teachers.
Like master coaches, great teachers “possess vast, deep frameworks of knowledge, which they apply to the steady, incremental work of” – what Coyle calls – “growing skill circuits” (or what we might more colloquially term helping our students to develop their knowledge and skills, to get better at something), which “they ultimately…
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