"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)
′Lemovtalks of teachers as "artisans" using a range of techniques to takelearning to another level.′ (Times Educational Supplement, 26thMay). ′Teacherswho use this book will not be disappointed– it will assist them tobecome masters of their craft . (The Business of Teaching,November 2011).
Praise for Teach Like a Champion
"Doug Lemov knows that teachers can create powerful learningenvironments that will help all students make dramatic progress.With Teach Like A Champion, teachers across the country willbe better prepared to wake up on Monday morning and help theirstudents climb the mountain to college. This book provides moreevidence that highly effective teaching is learnable thatmany more teachers can draw from the tactics of their mostsuccessful colleagues in order to realize educationalequity."
WENDY KOPP, chief executive officer and founder ofTeach For America
"Every teacher should own at least two copies of Doug Lemov′sTeach Like a Champion. One for home and one for school, sothat they are never far from the roadmap to excellence that lieswithin. Lemov pulls back the curtain to reveal that the apparentwizardry of the most successful teachers is really a collection ofclearly explainable and learnable techniques. This will certainlybe one of the most influential and helpful books that any teacherever owns."
DAVID LEVIN, co–founder of KIPP (Knowledge Is PowerProgram)
"Doug Lemov′s Teach Like a Champion is a breakthroughbook that is both visionary and comprehensive. If you are a teacherwho wants to increase the academic success of your students, youshould read this book. If you are an administrator with the samegoal, you must get this book into the hands of yourteachers!"
LEE CANTER, author of Assertive Discipline
"Doug Lemov has captured in one place the specific, practicaltechniques used by the best teachers in some of our country′s besturban schools. Any teacher, principal, or policymaker who isinterested in what it takes on a classroom level to close theachievement gap should read this book."
DACIA TOLL, co–chief executive officer of AchievementFirst