Monthly Archives: July 2012

Practice – more than just repetition . . .

For many, the name Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) brings to mind the very successful coach of the NFL Green Bay Packers – whose tenure with the Packers included wins in the first two Super Bowl games – 1966 and 1967.  Lombardi … Continue reading

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The science of “practice makes perfect” . . .

The reality of “practice makes perfect” is much more than human willpower.  It involves real scientific data and discovery. An article in Psychology Today* offers a good place to begin to grasp an understanding of the science of “practice makes … Continue reading

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A place to begin . . .

One recent volume that is important reading for people interested in this matter is Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning, edited by David I. Smith and James K. A. Smith*.  The Foreword for this volume was written by … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect . . .

It is difficult to even begin to imagine how many times my mother said, “Practice makes perfect!” to me during my younger years.  Generally these words were said in relation to the development of my skills as I was learning … Continue reading

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Good to Be Back! and Learning by Practice

It is time for the vacation to come to an end and to return to the writing of posts for this blog.  I very much appreciated the time away – but – I am more than anxious to begin again!  … Continue reading

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