I am a big fan of the book by Philip Johnston, The Practice Revolution. One of my most favorite summer workshops that I put together several years back was teaching the student’s how to practice, getting the most out of their practice sessions and Philip’s books were a great resource to work with.
I am a big advocate of making practice goals and using practice games to help achieve the goals in student’s practicing. To encourage student’s to play practice games each student receive’s a practice kit when they start lessons (includes everything they would need to play any of the game).
Practice Games keep students focused and on task during their practice time. You can check out some practice games and all my practice resources here. Happy Practicing!