Category Archives: Practice

The First Three Steps: In Practice

I take some pride in the fact that my work is grounded in research, evidence informed, but does not grind to a halt in the space of thought. Rather, it’s embedded in practice. To be ‘in practice’ is a rather … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 7 – Footsteps

As we explore the final stage of my learning methodology, we leave the formal learning and move back into the everyday world. Footsteps is about how we transition from the abstract to the concrete, about how we support performance and … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect. But why is it so hard?

I’ve been playing guitar for twenty years, but on a very amateur basis. I play it every few weeks maybe and, if i’m honest, haven’t learnt anything new for years. Until now. My new year’s resolution was to at least … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: juggling

I can juggle. With two balls. it’s when i use three that the problems start. I’m a little way off from flaming torches and chainsaws. Keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge and, the more i … Continue reading

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Learning to ride a unicycle. Where do we invest our time?

I’m reliably informed that it takes thirty hours to learn to ride a unicycle. Some people might take a few hours less, others a few more, but, broadly speaking, if you’re prepared to invest thirty hours of your time into … Continue reading

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