Teach Like a Champion



Teach Like a Champion In This Book, Author Doug Lemov Offers The Essential Tools Of The Teaching Craft So That You Can Unlock The Talent Ond Skill Waiting In Your Students, No Matter How Many Previous Classrooms, Schools, Or Teachers Have Been Unsuccessful.

10 thoughts on “Teach Like a Champion

  1. says:

    Ah, the Charter School Camp The Standardized Tests Are the Thing Camp The Business Military Style in Schools Camp That s where TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION originates, from a guy named Doug Lemov who is invested in the Uncommon Schools, a group of inner city schools in the northeast that insist on teachers using these techniques And though the cover says K 12, most all of the examples cited are from elementary classrooms Ditto the clips on the accompanyi...

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    Well, the good news is that I m a champion teacher and I didn t even know it Turns out I already knew all of the concepts, and most of the techniques, that Lemov examines in his book Of course, I m not a new teacher it s not my first rodeo It would have been a great book if I were new to the profession, so if you are, I highly recommend it Quite a bit of it is common sense, such as keeping the students busy from bell to bell, arranging the desks so that you have proximity, and establishing Well, the good news is that I m a champion teacher and I didn t even know it Turns out I already knew all of the concepts, and most of the techniques, that Lemov examines in his book Of course, I m not a new teacher it s not my first rodeo It would have been a great book if I were new to the profession, so if you are, I highly recommend it Quite a bit of it is common sense, such as keeping the students busy from bell to bell, arranging the desks so that you have proximity, and establishing routines in your classroom, but new teache...

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    I wish that Doug Lemov s Teach Like a Champion had been around when I was getting my teaching degree Most of the books that I read in my graduate courses centered on theory not that theory and metacognition isn t important however, as a brand new teacher, I could really have used a book like this one, which describes 49 actual techniques you can use to manage your classroom and to encourage attention, enthusiasm, and higher level thinking.As other reviewers have pointed out, Teach Like a Ch I wish that Doug Lemov s Teach Like a Champion had been around when I was getting my teaching degree Most of the books that I read in my graduate courses centered on theory not that theory and metacognition isn t important however, as a brand new teacher, I could really have used a book like this one, which describes 49 actual techniques you can use to manage your classroom and to encourage attention, enthusiasm, and higher level thinking.As other reviewers have pointed out, Teach Like a Champion isn t the Holy Grail the one be all and end all book for everything The book as a whole is definitely geared for e...

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    I think this book is a must for pre service teachers, but only if taught with a critical lens The author says right off the bat that he does not consider himself a champion teacher, but he has spent countless hours in classrooms and studying tape with other researchers in order to compile what he has determined to be concrete champion teacher techniques I don t agree with everything he says some of it reads a little ivory tower, and some of the stuff he touches on concerning race makes me r I think this book is a must for pre service teachers, but only if taught with a critical lens The author says right off the bat that he does not consider himself a champion teacher, but he has spent countless hours in classrooms and studying tape with other researchers in order to compile what he has determined to be concrete champion teacher techniques I don t agree with everything he says some of it reads a little ivory tower, and some of the stuff he touches on concerning race makes me raise ...

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    Lemov s conclusion is entitled, The End is the Beginning, so let me start thereYet when Ben was recently asked how he ensures that his teachers use his material, he observed that he doesn t He manages his teachers for results and provides these techniques to get them there They are free to use them or not Too many ideas, even good ones, go bad when they become an end and not a meansPg 310 Lemov likes the...

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    I recommend this book to all new teachers without exception Experienced teachers who are having difficulty with classroom management are also encourged to read it The techniques are explicitly detailed and most are easy to implement the very next day Basically, the book gives specific techniques designed to create an atmosphere of respect and cooperation I will definately get a lot of use out of itthe classroom clips are especially helpful Things that I especially liked 1 How to s on h I recommend this book to all new teachers without exception Experienced teachers who are having difficulty with classroom management are also encourged to read it The techniques are expli...

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    Do you remember that scene at the beginning of Dead Poet s Society where Mr Keating has the boys rip the J Evans Pritchard scale for measuring poetry out of their textbooks This book and its techniques are the equivalent of Mr Pritchard s poetry scale We ask whether our actions will result in learning, but this is the wrong question The right question is whether our actions yield a return that exceeds our hurdle rate That is, yieldlearning per minute invested than does the best relia Do you remember that scene at the beginning of Dead Poet s Society where Mr Keating has the boys rip the J Evans Pritchard scale for measuring poe...

  8. says:

    This is a pretty good book, over all, for nitty gritty, try it this way teaching techniques Whether you re already using them or not, the mostly lucid prose and examples provide food for thought for teachers who are seeking to improve their practice There are several techniques I either want to try out for myself ...

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    This is an excellent book for anyone who cares about urban education and its attendant issues This books aims at teaching teachers how to develop a classroom culture in which city kids, a population left in the ash heap of national education , can finally make significant progress The book is broken up into 49 techniques chunked into several groupings, like High Academic Expectations, Lesson Structure, Classroom Culture, etc About half the techniques have corallary video clips shown on th This is an excellent book for anyone who cares about urban education and its attendant issues This books aims at teaching teachers how to develop a classroom culture in which city kids, a population left in the ash heap of national education , can finally make significant progress The book is broken up into 49 techniques chunked into several...

  10. says:

    Some useful stuff for a college teacher.I m not the target audience I teach art at a community college , but I found some useful stuff in the first 40% of the book I obviously read the kindle edition This is aimed at k12 teachers mostly upper elementary It is basically a series of tips techniques for teachers based on studying the techniques and practices of really successful teachers at his schools There is also some interesting talk about why technique is important as a supplement to Some useful stuff for a college teacher.I m not the target audience I teach art at a community college , but I found some useful stuff in the first 40% of the book I obviously read the kindle edition This is aimed at k12 teachers mostly upper elementary It is basically a series of tips techniques for teachers based on studying the techniques and practices of really successful teachers at his schools There is also some interesting talk about why tech...

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