I shared this with readers of my weekly newsletter, but thought it deserved a spot on the blog as well.

This is a video which shares insights from the book Make it Stick, by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel. As the title might suggest, it’s learning focused.

I found the three key principles of retrieval, spacing, and variability very interesting. They speak directly to the question of blocked vs. variable/random practice. Specifically, why the latter provides better results over time.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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