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Teach Like a Champion : 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College - Doug Lemov

Teach Like a Champion

49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College

By: Doug Lemov, Norman Atkins (Foreword by)

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Published: 23rd March 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 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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      Comments about Teach Like a Champion:

      Great for teachers who want practical strategies to improve their classroom practice.

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      "If school districts are going to demand so much of teachers, then the least superintendents and schools of education can provide is basic tools. There is more power in effective training than there could ever be in threats." (Boston Globe, March 23, 2010)

      Praise for 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

      DVD Contents ix

      Foreword xi

      Acknowledgments xv

      The Author xix

      Introduction: The Art of Teaching and Its Tools 1

      PART ONE

      TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: THE ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES

      1 Setting High Academic Expectations 27
       
      Technique 1: No Opt Out 28

      Technique 2: Right Is Right 35

      Technique 3: Stretch It 41

      Technique 4: Format Matters 47

      Technique 5: Without Apology 51

      Reflection and Practice 55

      2 Planning that Ensures Academic Achievement 57

      Technique 6: Begin with the End 57

      Technique 7: 4 Ms 60

      Technique 8: Post It 63

      Technique 9: Shortest Path 64

      Technique 10: Double Plan 65

      Technique 11: Draw the Map 67

      Reflection and Practice 69

      3 Structuring and Delivering Your Lessons 71

      Technique 12: The Hook 75

      Technique 13: Name the Steps 77

      Technique 14: Board = Paper 82

      Technique 15: Circulate 84

      Technique 16: Break It Down 88

      Technique 17: Ratio 92

      Technique 18: Check for Understanding 97

      Technique 19: At Bats 104

      Technique 20: Exit Ticket 106

      Technique 21: Take a Stand 106

      Reflection and Practice 108

      4 Engaging Students in Your Lessons 111

      Technique 22: Cold Call 111

      Technique 23: Call and Response 125

      Technique 24: Pepper 131

      Technique 25: Wait Time 134

      Technique 26: Everybody Writes 137

      Technique 27: Vegas 141

      Reflection and Practice 144

      5 Creating a Strong Classroom Culture 145

      Technique 28: Entry Routine 151

      Technique 29: Do Now 152

      Technique 30: Tight Transitions 154

      Technique 31: Binder Control 157

      Technique 32: SLANT 158

      Technique 33: On Your Mark 159

      Technique 34: Seat Signals 161

      Technique 35: Props 163

      Reflection and Practice 165

      6 Setting and Maintaining High Behavioral Expectations 167

      Technique 36: 100 Percent 167

      Technique 37: What to Do 177

      Technique 38: Strong Voice 182

      Technique 39: Do It Again 191

      Technique 40: Sweat the Details 195

      Technique 41: Threshold 197

      Technique 42: No Warnings 199

      Reflection and Practice 201

      7 Building Character and Trust 203

      Technique 43: Positive Framing 204

      Technique 44: Precise Praise 210

      Technique 45: Warm/Strict 213

      Technique 46: The J-Factor 214

      Technique 47: Emotional Constancy 219

      Technique 48: Explain Everything 220

      Technique 49: Normalize Error 221

      Reflection and Practice 223

      8 Improving Your Pacing: Additional Techniques for Creating a Positive Rhythm in the Classroom 225

      Change the Pace 226

      Brighten Lines 228

      All Hands 229

      Every Minute Matters 230

      Look Forward 231

      Work the Clock 232

      Reflection and Practice 233

      9 Challenging Students to Think Critically: Additional  Techniques for Questioning and Responding to Students 235

      One at a Time 237

      Simple to Complex 239

      Verbatim (No Bait and Switch) 240

      Clear and Concise 240

      Stock Questions 241

      Hit Rate 243

      Reflection and Practice 245

      PART TWO

      HELPING STUDENTS GET THE MOST OUT OF READING: CRITICAL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES

      10 How All Teachers Can (and Must) Be Reading Teachers 249

      11 The Fundamentals: Teaching Decoding, Vocabulary Development, and Fluency 263

      12 Comprehension: Teaching Students to Understand What They Read 283

      Conclusion: The End Is the Beginning 309

      Appendix: Behind-the-Scenes Interviews 311

      Index 325

      How to Use the DVD 331

      ISBN: 9780470550472
      ISBN-10: 0470550473
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 18+ years old
      Format: Book with CD or DVD
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 23rd March 2010
      Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 17.91  x 1.78