The fastest way to master anything is simple: good teaching and good practice.
Good teaching makes clear what needs to be learned, discerns and pursues the most promising means for students to learn it (regardless of whether or not the means align with whatever teaching dogma is presently in vogue), and takes pains to create the conditions within which motivation can burn bright.
Good practice is designed to produce mastery. At first it is exclusively designed by the teacher; as the learner begins to understand the process of mastery, the learner can start to design the practice, too. But whether the learner designs the practice or not, the goal is to have the learner fully engaged in the practice. This full engagement is made possible by the five key beliefs (or made impossible by their absence).
The best coaches, instructors, and teachers work to give their students good teaching and good practice — as much as they can, as often as they can. Whether you’re after better debating, better writing, better reading, or better golf swings, these are the ingredients you need.
Leave all other dogma at the door, and build your approach to teaching from these basic principles.
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