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I am halfway through reading “Teach like a Champion” and already I know it is one of the most accurate, relevant and interesting books of my whole teaching career.
In it, the author Doug Lemov has
examined the top teachers in a catchment area in the US, and has carefully analysed and dissected their strengths into 49 techniques.
These techniques are all accessible, all explained clearly (with DVD clips, in case you aren’t completely sure) and I can already see the impact they are having in my lessons. It is a phenomenal book, and has actually explained events and habits that have formed over the past eleven years as a teacher; why some things work well, and how to refine simple skills to get an even better result. I would urge any employee in education to invest in this book, as it will open up a world that you think you knew, only in much more detail.
I am extraordinarily motivated by the message it provides overall, and will be reflecting on this over the summer months, with a view to implementing some of its techniques school-wide from September onwards. Watch this space!
 

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If the title seems silly, don't let that keep you from buying this book. This is the best book on teaching I have ever read. Using these very straight forward and well described techniques has created a dramatic positive shift in the climate of my classroom. The is THE HELP I have been looking for in countless trainings, grad courses, and other books. I love teaching again! 

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

User Review  - Erin Sterling - Goodreads

Why was this not required reading when I was in graduate school for teaching? This book should be in every teaching 101 curriculum because it gives practical and researched techniques for teachers to ... Read full review

Review: Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

User Review  - Dayna Smith - Goodreads

A must-read for all teachers. Packed full of clear concise methods to improve our craft. The examples and videos are very helpful. One of the best books on teaching I've seen. Read full review

Review: Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Lots of great strategies. While I don't agree with everyone, I find it incredibly helpful to have laid out directions of making good teaching visible. Read full review

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

User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Lemov's conclusion is entitled, "The End is the Beginning," so let me start there. "Yet when Ben was recently asked how he ensures that his teachers use his material, he observed that he doesn't. He ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I really loved this book and actually began using some of the teaching practices long before I knew the history of Uncommon Schools. Life would, of course, bring me down the road where I had the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

It's easy to write this book as an inner-city only book or a sign of the charter school movement in America ("listen, recent college grad! All you have to do is read this book and you too will be a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This was a strongly recommended read from my administration. I read it somewhat begrudgingly but have to admit that many of the 49 techniques could be very useful. Particularly for new teachers, this ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Yutai Liao - Goodreads

Have you ever thought to yourself, I have a passion for subject [_______], I totally know my stuff, and am good at explaining it to people. If I ever had to teach, I bet I'd be pretty good, inspiring ... Read full review


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