June 08

Marginal Gains

Marginal gains – Dave Brailsford’s brain child – is fast becoming the new buzz word in education circles. Essentially it involves breaking down, analysing and evaluating ours and our students’ practice. Brailsford talks about searching for 1% improvements in all areas of our performance.

This is an empowering approach to take with our learners. It breaks down the idea of the fixed mindset and focuses us again on the power of evaluation, effort and deliberate practice.

Great YouTube introduction here. Interesting Guardian article find here. Check out Zoe Elder’s blog on Marginal Gains here. Download an introductory set of slides here Marginal Gains