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Teach Like a Champion
"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
The book includes a DVD of 25 video clips of teachers demonstrating the techniques in the classroom.
'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:
Amazon-exclusive content from author Doug Lemov:
1. Simplicity is underrated. A simple idea well-implemented is an incredibly powerful thing.
2. You know your classroom best. Always keep in mind that what’s good is what works in your classroom.
3. Excellent teaching is hard work. Excellent teachers continually strive to learn and to master their craft. No matter how good a teacher is it’s always possible to be better.
4. Every teacher must be a reading teacher. Reading is the skill our students need.
5. Teaching is the most important job in the world. And it’s also the most difficult.
1. 'Great teachers are born, not made' You obviously disagree with this statement please tell us why.
A few teachers may be born with an intuitive gift for teaching but I when I watch a great teacher I see mostly hard work and attention to detail. So believe that great teachers can be made. Every teacher can improve by using proven, concrete techniques in the classroom. This question brings to mind two amazing teachers I know Julie Jackson and Colleen Driggs. Julie and Colleen are always doing things like reviewing their lesson plans on the way to work and talking with peers about how to improve their craft. It’s exciting to me that what we may attribute to natural talent is actually hard work. You can choose to work hard and improve and become exactly the teacher you want to be.
2. What’s the best way for a teacher to start the year with a new class?
It’s important to build systems and routines, as I describe in chapter six, 'Setting and Maintaining High Behavioral Expectations' in Teach Like a Champion. The first day of school should be teaching students the right way to do things and practicing this over and over. Learning and practicing these systems and routines allows a teacher and her students to rely on this foundation for the rest of the year.
I once witnessed Dave Levin (who is a founder of KIPP schools and a fantastic teacher) begin a teacher training workshop in an interesting way. Dave started by handing a mirror to every teacher in the room. He said, 'Your classroom is a mirror. It looks however you make it look. The first step is to believe that your classroom mirrors your decisions. You can control it.' That’s the first step. To accept that as a teacher you decide who you want to be and how you want to create your classroom culture. You own it. Some people do it so you can do it. And that’s a good thing.
3. If you could just change one thing in our nation’s schools, what would you change?
It’s important that we do everything possible to support teachers so that they love their work and can be successful in the classroom. In my opinion, teachers should get paid the same as professional athletes or film stars.
4. This book is largely based on your experience with the group of charter schools you help lead on the east coast, called Uncommon Schools. Please tell us more about Uncommon Schools.
Uncommon Schools is a group of schools that serve low-income populations in urban centers in New York and New Jersey. Across our 16 schools 98 percent of our students scored proficient in math and just below 90 percent in English. This means that our schools usually outperform more privileged suburban districts.
We’ve been using the 49 techniques in my book for 5 years, with our teachers constantly refining and adding to them. Our experience has proven not only that that these techniques work and they can work in every school and in every classroom but that great teachers make them better and more sophisticated over time. And best of all the teachers who practice using them find themselves in control of a happy, rigorous classroom that reflects the motivations that brought them to teaching in the first place. Successful teachers are happy teachers.
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|Audience Level||Beginner||Beginner to Intermediate/Advanced||Beginner|
|Number of Pages||352||480||504|
|Author(s)||Doug Lemov||Doug Lemov||Doug Lemov|
|Description||The original edition. Powerful classroom mgmt. and motivation techniques: concrete, specific, and easy to put into action. Includes 25 video clips.||Aligns with the original edition. Implement, customize, and master the techniques with self-assessment, partnering, troubleshooting. Includes 30 video clips.||New edition that customers of the original TLaC book will also need. One part revision, one part sequel. Huge amt. of totally brand new content. Includes 75 video clips.|
This book was very helpful in my first years of teaching.
Your students will thank you.
Many of these strategies simply won't work. Students who are disengaged will not/do not respond to intervention.Published 1 month ago by becky
Are you being forced to buy this because it is it new "it" thing? While the ideas are good the author seems to think that the charter school model is the best for all cases... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Gonsalves
I am a young teacher, and I'm adaptable. If I have a rough day, I open this up and see what I could have done better to smooth the future days out a bit. I like this book a lot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bethany