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Book Review: Endure by Alex Hutchinson

I really enjoy reading sports science books that are about the relationship between the mind and body and their effects on human endurance. I’ve read…

Do you know the difference between learning and performance?


Arguably one of the most important distinctions we can make to help support our students is the difference between “performance” and “learning”. This difference at times can be quite subtle, but can be very significant.

A lot of the time, when we think we’re seeing learning, we’re actually seeing performance. Research is starting to make a meaningful distinction between these two concepts. On the surface, it might seem that they go hand in hand, but the research tells a different story; and this has important implications for how we go about teaching people.

So, what actually is performance? And what is learning? And what’s the difference between the two?

 

How to Finish Strong in Games

Learning how to finish strong in games is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Playing well for the first three quarters isn’t…