Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College
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Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

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by Doug Lemov
     
 

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Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through…  See more details below

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Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice.

Among the techniques:

  • Technique #1: No Opt Out. How to move students from the blank stare or stubborn shrug to giving the right answer every time.
  • Technique #35: Do It Again. When students fail to successfully complete a basic task—from entering the classroom quietly to passing papers around—doing it again, doing it right, and doing it perfectly, results in the best consequences.
  • Technique #38: No Warnings. If you're angry with your students, it usually means you should be angry with yourself. This technique shows how to effectively address misbehaviors in your classroom.

The print version includes a DVD of 25 video clips of teachers demonstrating the techniques in the classroom. E-book customers: please note that details on how to access the content from the DVD may be found in the e-book Table of Contents. Please see the section: "How to Access DVD Contents" 

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Editorial Reviews

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"If school districts are going to demand so much of teachers, then the least superintendents and schools of education can provide is basic tools. There is more power in effective training than there could ever be in threats." (Boston Globe, March 23, 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470550472
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
65,004
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Doug Lemov knows that teachers can create powerful learning environments that will help all students make dramatic progress. With Teach Like A Champion, teachers across the country will be better prepared to wake up on Monday morning and help their students climb the mountain to college. This book provides more evidence that highly effective teaching is learnable—that many more teachers can draw from the tactics of their most successful colleagues in order to realize educational equity."
WENDY KOPP, chief executive officer and founder of Teach For America

"Every teacher should own at least two copies of Doug Lemov's Teach Like a Champion. One for home and one for school, so that they are never far from the roadmap to excellence that lies within. Lemov pulls back the curtain to reveal that the apparent wizardry of the most successful teachers is really a collection of clearly explainable and learnable techniques. This will certainly be one of the most influential and helpful books that any teacher ever owns."
DAVID LEVIN, co-founder of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program)

"Doug Lemov's Teach Like a Champion is a breakthrough book that is both visionary and comprehensive. If you are a teacher who wants to increase the academic success of your students, you should read this book. If you are an administrator with the same goal, you must get this book into the hands of your teachers!"
LEE CANTER, author of Assertive Discipline

"Doug Lemov has captured in one place the specific, practical techniques used by the best teachers in some of our country's best urban schools. Any teacher, principal, or policymaker who is interested in what it takes on a classroom level to close the achievement gap should read this book."
DACIA TOLL, co-chief executive officer of Achievement First

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Meet the Author

Doug Lemov is a managing director of Uncommon Schools and oversees its True North network. He is the former president of School Performance and former vice president for accountability at the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute. He also trains school leaders and teachers and has taught English and history at the university, high school, and middle school levels. Visit Doug Lemov at www.douglemov.com.

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Teach Like a Champion 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
nsudnick More than 1 year ago
I am only half way through this book, Teach Like a Champion, and I can already tell it is going to have a HUGE positive impact on my public school teaching!! I am so glad Doug Lemov listened to Norman Atkins and published these techniques. I am going to tell anyone that will listen that they need to read this book...NOW!! What I value the most are the video clips. Seeing it in action, the ability to replay it and seeing how the students respond are extremely valuable to me. Thank you, Mr. Lemov, for 5 years of investigation and dedication!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first glance, this book seems like a dream come true - how does one truly master the art and craft of teaching - these 49 techniques should put anyone on the fast track....but unfortunately, from what I saw on the DVD, and read in the text, these techniques harken back to the stone age of education - where pupils are NOT engaged in thinking for themselves, but rather, are part of the "drill and thrill" mentality. I would be curious to see how the students identified perform on a longitudinal scale, when asked to engage in problem solving, or critical thinking.
Rhodes More than 1 year ago
Teach Like a Champion, by Doug Lemov is a collection of techniques aimed at improving everyday teaching techniques. The author has been involved in small school reform movements among urban poor populations. The techniques in the book are drawn from those experiences. Lemov is careful to describe his approaches as techniques aimed at specific situations rather than educational strategies, which he believes are more generalized approaches. The text is divided into eleven chapters focused on a particular area, such as high academic expectations and engagement. Each chapter then contains five or more specific techniques to improve the area of focus, as well as reflection and practice activities. A DVD is also included with videos of most teaching techniques described in the text. This text would be a great reference or how to guide for novice teachers. The techniques are focused, clearly described, and quick to implement. Although the book is written in a style novice teachers will find useful, the text is also user-friendly for experienced teachers as well. If I am working on my student questioning techniques, I can look it up in the table of contents and immediately have five to eleven strategies at my immediate disposal. Each technique is a quick read and if I still need clarity about the strategy I can reference the video. Teach Like a Champion would be a great text to use for one's own professional development library, staff development, or focused intervention strategies with a struggling teacher.
spedteacher5 More than 1 year ago
I'm only half way through, but I'm enjoying this book and find that it's very helpful. The DVD that shows each strategy in use is also wonderful. I'm pleased that I've already successfully incorporated many of the strategies in this book, prior to reading it. Nevertheless, it's a good affirmation and review.
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teach_to_inspire More than 1 year ago
This books deals with the fundamentals of teaching. This book gives 49 very specific and clear ways on using routines, procedures, and classroom management. These will not take long to learn and implement. I agreed with over 40 of his strategies. I have chosen to ignore the few I don't see implementing. How wonderful to have all these 40+specific ways to get students to better listen and engage in the classroom. I have found these &quot;little&quot; things make a big difference in my classroom in getting students to listen ad perform better. This book doesn't pretend to have highly engaging and exciting activities. There are plenty of other books for that, and I encourage all educators to find such books or resources. This book will help all educators from rookies to those experienced. With the challenging behavior we are seeing in the classroom, this will be an important book for those in grades 2-12. I wouldn't recommend it to grades K and 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found most of the techniques to be intuitive and already things most teachers already do, but developing a common lingo is very useful across classrooms. The accompanying video is great but very basic common sense approaches to classroom management. A must read but it won't solve your problems.
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