From the Back Cover
In his acclaimed book, Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov shared49 techniques that are essential to the art of teaching.
In this Field Guide he shows how to implement, customize, andmaster those techniques in practice.
The activities are designed to help teachers reflect,self–assess, and discover what techniques are most valuable tothem. Teachers may evaluate their comfort and confidence in usingthe 49 techniques, easily compare notes with fellow teachers, andmaintain a record of progress. More importantly, teachers will beable to unlock the talent and skill waiting in their students, nomatter how many previous classrooms, schools, or teachers have beenunsuccessful.
"As a K 12 administrator and professional developmenttrainer, I find that Lemov′s work has provided our faculty with ashared vocabulary, a common set of expectations, and techniquesthat can be implemented immediately." Mark Wise, supervisorfor curriculum and instruction, Plainsboro Regional SchoolDistrict, West Windsor, New Jersey
"Teach Like a Champion, both the book and Field Guide, offerhard–hitting ways to help teachers create classrooms that embodyhigh expectations. This is professional development in its bestform." Kelli Seaton, principal, Mastery Charter School–PickettCampus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"The 49 techniques have had a powerful impact within ourdistrict. From Teach Like a Champion we′ve gained a deeperunderstanding of teaching, and we′re excited to use this FieldGuide to continue our progress." Terry Grier, superintendent,Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas
A few of the practical tools found inside:
Troubleshooting. What challenges do you find when implementingthe technique in your classroom? Solutions included!
Practice with Study Group or Partners. An array of discussiontopics, observation worksheets, role plays, and skillsexercises.
Analyze the Champions. View rich video clips of the techniquesin action and answer accompanying questions for furtherreflection.