- Define exactly what you want to do. See the outcome clearly.
- Deconstruct the skill: Break down the parts and find the most important things to practice first. Remove the barriers to practice. Turn off the tv, the cellphone and lock the door.
If you were learning to play a musical instrument, for example, knowing just a few chords gives you access to tons of songs. If you want to learn a new language, learn the most common 2,000 words and you’ll have 80% text coverage.
- Self-correct: Use reference materials to learn enough that you know when you make a mistake so you can correct yourself.
- Remove barriers to learning: Identify and remove anything that distracts you from focusing on the skill you want to learn.
- Practice at least 20 hours.
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Useful advice. Clearly written.
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A Ball of Yarns
Object of Play
Mapping a group discussion. Learning to observe who intervenes and when. Rendering the flow of conversation visible.
Number of players
Six to 20
Duration of play
A twenty minute discussion frame seems to work best
A ball of woollen yarn
The group sits in a circle to discuss a topic. The facilitator ties the thread of yarn to his wrist and passes the ball on to the first speaker. The speaker wraps the thread round a finger then passes the yarn on to the next speaker and so on. Slowly a web forms showing both sequence and frequency of the various interventions.
Use bright colours. Take photographs
I first saw this technique at pilgrims summer schools in Caterbury UK