- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Jossey Bass; 1 edition (23 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470550473
- ISBN-13: 978-0470550472
- Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 1.8 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College Paperback – 23 Apr 2010
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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)
′Lemov talks of teachers as "artisans" using a range of techniques to take learning to another level.′ (Times Educational Supplement, 26th May). ′Teachers who use this book will not be disappointed– it will assist them to become masters of their craft . (The Business of Teaching, November 2011).
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
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Some of the techniques included seem blindingly obvious, some seem initially counter-intuitive, but each technique is clearly explained in terms of what it is trying to achieve, how it works and how to avoid it going wrong. Even the 'obvious' techniques are helpful to read up on, as they reasoning behind them is explained thoroughly. There are plenty of examples of how to put each technique into practice (even if some of the examples, particularly the baseball analogies, will need a bit of cultural adjustment before sharing with British kids).
I'd recommend this for anyone in teaching, whether just starting out, or wanting to brush up a few ideas.
Imagine if a new teacher could grasp the most sophisticated methods of those who are masters of helping youngsters succeed. Wouldn't that be great? Instead of having lots of youngsters discouraged, misbehaving, and dropping out, every student could be engaged. What a delight for everyone!
Not realizing that this book is aimed at K-12 teachers, I ordered the book hoping to gain some insights into how I could improve as an adult education instructor. Like many such people, I have never taken an education course and never expected to have a classroom to lead. Although parts of what is described aren't appropriate for adults, I was impressed to see how many of the techniques would allow me to accomplish more, the students to be more engaged, and more learning to take place. I dearly wish I had read this book ten years ago!
If you know a young teacher (or an older one who wants to improve), this book would make a great gift. With it, a teacher can check her or his methods to see how they stack up with other ways to accomplish the same or similar tasks. The DVD is a great blessing for turning the concepts into live examples. I don't know of another book that provides so much hands-on, best practice advice for the kinds of challenges that all classroom teachers encounter.
I liked the book so much that I intend to use it as a model for some of my future books for instructing people in advanced practices of all sorts. Don't miss it!
Doug Lemov has a nice style of explaining how a technique can go wrong . . . as well as explaining how to make it go right.Read more ›
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If you're a UK teacher, the Americanisms and chintzy phraseology may prove a little cringewothy. That being said, make no mistake this is a ground-breaking tome on school... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Doyle
Do not purchase this book, it is about control and psychological abuse of children!!!! DO NOT FUND THIS MONSTER!!Published 10 months ago by Wayne kelly
A bit American, but some very useful techniques here. Has really helped me to unpick a lot of what I do in my classroom.Published 15 months ago by Depsci
Amazing book - There is a wealth of great teaching strategies here, which are not just gimmicks. I have been practicing putting just the first 5 of the 49 strategies into my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Simon
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