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

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Wiley, Mar 10, 2010 - Education - 352 pages
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***PLEASE NOTE, THIS EDITION IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT. THERE IS A NEW EDITION AVAILABLE, TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION 2.0. PLEASE SEE THE LINK FOR THAT PRODUCT ON THIS PAGE.***

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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These techniques are being used in on-going training sessions at a second-chance school in Fort Lauderdale. It's inspiring to see a principal who reads and then applies what she finds is worth sharing. You should see the principles pasted up on the teachers' room lounge! I recommend this book -- I heard about it first in an article in the NY Times Magazine.  

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Read to gain confidence in classroom management. Start at Chapter 10 "How All Teachers Can (And Must) Be Reading Teachers" and then, go back.

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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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