Introducing swing; what is “coaching”?

Interesting re-post from @ImSporticus, just before Christmas. It got me thinking about how I would coach someone to swing a cricket ball. And the programme I came up with included a bit of direct instruction, a lot self-guided discovery, maybe some feedback, a demo & a drill to scaffold learning. Rather more to it than …

The (blogging) year in review — the year of pedagogy

A very strange year. Lots of free time (too much free time) spent online. Not all frivolous — I did commit to finding out more about online teaching, and was struck by the emphasis that educators (those delivering the online courses I took, at least) placed on how people learn. Which highlighted for me just …