BJJ Mental Models

Ep. 93: Teaching Kids, feat. Cal McDonald

October 05, 2020 Steve & Matt Kwan Episode 93
BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 93: Teaching Kids, feat. Cal McDonald
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BJJ Mental Models
Ep. 93: Teaching Kids, feat. Cal McDonald
Oct 05, 2020 Episode 93
Steve & Matt Kwan

This week, Steve and Matt are joined by Cal McDonald to discuss best practices for educating kids.  In addition to being a black belt under Rob Biernacki, Cal is a specialist in creating educational frameworks for children.  Cal shares his knowledge on the topic in a wonderful conversation with implications well beyond teaching children.  This is one of our favorite conversations ever on the podcast.

Learning strategies discussed:

  • Effortful Retrieval: Make them work to pull concepts back out of their memories.

  • Chunking: Manage their cognitive load.

  • Interleaving: Shake it up to force them to recall techniques.

  • Varied Practice: The partner provides variable levels of resistance.

  • Elaboration: Connect things to what they already know.

  • Modeling: Demonstrate flawless technique because they will mirror you.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

IMPORTANT: BJJ Mental Models needs your help.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future for Steve and Matt is uncertain.  Our gyms are closed, our income is impacted, and we need your help in order to continue providing free content.  We've started a Patreon where you can support BJJ Mental Models.  Please help us keep the lights on so we can keep your game sharp during this once-in-a-century crisis.  Link here:
https://patreon.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Need more BJJ Mental Models?

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Show Notes

This week, Steve and Matt are joined by Cal McDonald to discuss best practices for educating kids.  In addition to being a black belt under Rob Biernacki, Cal is a specialist in creating educational frameworks for children.  Cal shares his knowledge on the topic in a wonderful conversation with implications well beyond teaching children.  This is one of our favorite conversations ever on the podcast.

Learning strategies discussed:

  • Effortful Retrieval: Make them work to pull concepts back out of their memories.

  • Chunking: Manage their cognitive load.

  • Interleaving: Shake it up to force them to recall techniques.

  • Varied Practice: The partner provides variable levels of resistance.

  • Elaboration: Connect things to what they already know.

  • Modeling: Demonstrate flawless technique because they will mirror you.

Mental models discussed in this episode:

IMPORTANT: BJJ Mental Models needs your help.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the future for Steve and Matt is uncertain.  Our gyms are closed, our income is impacted, and we need your help in order to continue providing free content.  We've started a Patreon where you can support BJJ Mental Models.  Please help us keep the lights on so we can keep your game sharp during this once-in-a-century crisis.  Link here:
https://patreon.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Need more BJJ Mental Models?

Get tips, tricks, and breakthrough insights from our mailing list:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/join/

Get nitty-gritty details on our mental models from the full database:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/database/

Let them know you're an educated grappler with our merch:
https://bjjmentalmodels.com/store/

Get the latest BJJ Mental Models updates from Facebook:
https://facebook.com/bjjmentalmodels/

Music by Enterprize:
https://enterprize.bandcamp.com/