Richard Sparks on Improving Your Skills

RICHARD SPARKS ON Improving Your Skills: “Coyle says that in learning a new skill, ‘Many hotbeds use an approach I call the engraving method. Basically, they watch the skill being performed, closely and with great intensity, over and over, until they build a high-intensity mental blueprint.’ He uses an example of Timothy Gallwey teaching a woman who’d never played tennis how to hit a forehand, without ever saying a word, in about 20 minutes. He also uses the example of Suzuki teaching, where a particular song is engraved by listening intently (and over and over) in the students’ brains.

 

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