Self-Monitoring, and How “Happy Face” May Have Been a More Potent Practice Strategy than I Realized…

Self-Monitoring, and How “Happy Face” May Have Been a More Potent Practice Strategy than I Realized…

Subscribe to the weekly "audio edition" via iTunes One of my enduring childhood practice memories is of the binder my mom maintained, in which she would write out a list of all the things I had to practice in every practice session, with an empty circle next to each one. The idea being, once I had finished working on that part of my practice to-do list, she’d fill in the corresponding circle with tiny eyes and a smile, transforming it into a smiley face. She called this whole process “happy…