Practice makes permanent.
In reporting on the Neurological Benefits Of Practice, author, Annie Murphy Paul emphasizes that “We don’t just need to learn a task in order to perform it well; we need to overlearn it. Decades of research have shown that superior performance requires practicing beyond the point of mastery.”
“You’re getting better and better, even when you can’t tell you’re improving—a thought to keep you going through those long hours of practice.”
Practice, the Common Core Standards, and Literacy
Literacy is the common ground of the common core. Yet, I see little reading and virtually no writing in most secondary classrooms. Students cannot become proficienct readers or writers without huge quantities of deliberate, guided practice. Even good readers and writers need to practice beyond the point of mastery.
Remember, practice makes permanent!
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