THE LEARNING COACH
I have been teaching for over three decades and have spent much of that time trying to figure out how to do it better.
For 13 years I chaired and developed a department at one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. In my quest to get the best information for myself and my teachers found answers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and psychology.
I began applying these principles, just a few at first, in the classroom and was able to get significant results. Over years I refined these techniques. Getting rid of some, revisiting others and spending my time figuring out how to best get students to genuinely learn the curriculum.
Along the way I found the elements necessary for doing this which included the path to develop a love for genuine learning, and not just passing tests. I also found that tests became easy to pass when genuine higher learning was occurring.
To my surprise I found that these principles applied to all learning. I began to hold meetings with my colleagues and coached teachers in the arts, sciences, maths, languages, history as well as our sports coaches.
I was encouraged by colleagues to share these things, which are available to all through many sources of research, with a greater community and so began my clinician/consultancy career.
I love sharing this with others and helping develop educational interventions. I love creating lightbulb moments in teachers and students.
Practical Ways to Play Better Now:
- You cannot get through a certain level of playing. If you follow the directions in this free guide it will work for you!
- You will discover why self-control is one of the foundations of practicing better and easy ways to develop it.
- After reading this guide your practice sessions will transform from “play and pray” to “play and plan!”
- You’ll learn why practicing through fatigue does not help in your learning process.
- My 5 Day Contextual Interference Plan will help you breakthrough your plateaus in just 10 minutes per day!
“Practical Ways to Play Better Now” Guide
“Cracking the Talent Code”
“Online Practice Coaching for any Instrument”
” Gregg Goodhart’s sessions for the Jacobs School of Music String Academy were extremely insightful and inspiring for myself and the students. His specific practice techniques coupled with his positive and genuine enthusiasm resulted in immediate progress with continuing development raising the performance bar since his Bloomington visit. “
Mimi Zweig,Professor of Music (Violin, Viola),
Director Pre-College Strings,
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Indiana)
” …so I have to tell you, you fixed (my student) Domingo. I came back after vacation and he had completely changed his practicing, searched your website, downloaded all your practice tips and showed me some amazing results.…and three months later… BTW, Domingo went from last chair first violins in one orchestra to 4th chair 1st violins in the next level orchestra – made some kids mad because he skipped over them – that’s how much he has improved!”
Lyda Osinga,Prelude and Central Conductor,
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestras,
High School Orchestra Director,
National Board Certified Teacher, (Wisconsin)
” Thank you so much for your wonderful visit to IU. It has made a big impact on my students and teaching. All of them walked away with new ideas and motivation to work hard, which is invaluable. Many of the college students who attended on Friday have remarked to me about how much they enjoyed the presentation and how much they learned. The people I admire most at IU. . .have each mentioned to me that they loved your talk and are using your ideas. You are a dynamic conduit between research and practice, and that is a vital link. “
Dr. Brenda Brenner,Associate Professor of Music Education,
Co-Director, IU String Academy,
Indiana University (Indiana)
” You have provided one of the most beneficial presentations to my teachers I think they have attended since I began working with the school. It’s not often when you meet someone who understands and works to apply time maximization and utilization properly to achieve positive results. “
Principal Christian Ahanger,Academy of Excellence South Campus,
” Gregg brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the discussion of learning, accurately conveying the close connections among mindset, willpower, habit formation, and, of course, deliberate practice. “
Kevin Poston,St. John’s Lutheran School,
” Hi Gregg, I have told countless people about the things that I learned -or heard with new ears – at your ASTA presentation in Louisville last March. You were amazing! I couldn’t agree with you more! I would like to find the notes for My Dog Ate My Talent, because I did not get the handout at the convention (you were THAT popular). “
Mary Kay Robinson,Adjunct Violin Teacher,
Duke university (North Carolina)
Today you’re going to meet a man who will take your skill to the next level!
His name is Gregg Goodhart and he’s know all over the world as The Learning Coach.
I’ve seen Gregg’s work and it’s mind blowing!
I believe his work is the ‘missing link’ in what’s taught today to singers/musicians, athletes and academics.
In our excitement to understand how the most complex system we know of, the brain, goes about learning we’ve internalized a type of ‘folk knowledge’ as to the role music plays in developing our learning capacity and efficiency. If as many people who say they do actually believe that music makes you smarter did, music enrollment would be bursting at the seams.