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

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 5, 2010 - Education - 352 pages
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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 book includes a DVD of 25 video clips of teachers demonstrating the techniques in the classroom.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

This is a great deal to digest. However, the amount of simple, obvious, and ingenious suggestions are completely invaluable. This should be used more as a reference guide where you look up suggestions ... Read full review

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User Review  - honkneeb - LibraryThing

I have been teaching a long time, but I have never seen 49 good techniques set up in a book so compactly. I have done some of the techniques and not used the names that the the author does. I like the ... Read full review

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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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