Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 4, 2010 - Education - 352 pages
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This special enhanced edition of Teach Like a Champion brings to life the 49 essential teaching techniques from Doug Lemov.

In his best-selling book, Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov helps new and veteran teachers working with students of all ages become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and easy to put into action immediately.

In this enhanced edition of Teach Like a Champion, the reader will find all the great content in the original book but all 25 video clips are integrated and playable within the chapters. Read the technique description and see it in action immediately! The enhanced edition makes the invaluable content even more accessible and engaging. It's perfect for personal professional development as well as for use in group settings.

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 #22: Cold Call. In order to make engaged participation the expectation, call on students regardless of whether they have raised their hands.

**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.

Highlights of the enhanced edition include:

**A complete digital version of the print book.

**25 seamlessly integrated video clips of champion teachers demonstrating successful techniques with their students.

**A new bonus Video Introduction with author Doug Lemov. Hear Doug's suggestions on how to use the book, and why he thinks this new enhanced format of Teach Like a Champion is perfect for busy educators!

 

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All teachers - from first year to veteran - should own and use this book daily in their classrooms. It contains specific techniques that will create an efficient, organized and hard-working ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2010)

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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