Teach Like a Champion 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College [Doug Lemov, Norman Atkins] on *FREE* shipping on. Almost without exception, the philosophy underlying these programs originates in Doug Lemov’s immensely successful book, Teach Like A. The 49 techniques from the book Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov have been tested and used in the charter schools of the Uncommon.

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Because I’d say that being able to connect with any story – any form of media – is what draws us in.

Again, I’m not losing sight of the fact that there are a lot of great ideas in this book. Lemov’s conclusion is entitled, “The End is the Beginning,” so let me start there. Perhaps his caveat there at the end would have been more chaampion at the beginning – and at the beginning of every trendy teaching methods book.

This theory advocates that in impoverished neighborhoods often communities of colorpolice harshly punish small infractions, like graffiti or broken windows, to prevent more serious crimes. Even the passages I complained about had merit.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here If you already agree with this though, I might consider reading someone like Gallagher or Boyles rather than Lemov.


Extrinsic motivation does not work for the long haul. This already has a name: Starting with Technique 1: Download the Lesson Plan. Books by Doug Lemov. We know that great teachers are eager for growth and development. That said, I’m glad I am being exposed to so many charter-school-friendly pedagogical methods, even if all they make me do is feel glad that I won’t be looking to work in one.

It’s easy to write this book as an inner-city only book or a sign teahc the charter school movement in America “listen, recent college grad!

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Charter schools go into primarily teachh urban, working class areas and teach primarily Hispanic and black youth. Harvard University Press, Ditto the clips on the accompanying DVD.

I wish I had read this when I was still going through my undergrad ed program! It brainwashes them when it should be setting their minds free. And with all the good content chapmion the book, he does himself a disservice by being dogmatic about some points he shouldn’t be dogmatic about. And yes, I realize it seems like I’m missing the forest for the trees here, as they say.


Teach Like A Champion promotes working-class behavioral norms through a pedagogy of order, uniformity, and obedience; similar pedagogy has been used in the past to maintain strict class and racial hierarchies and prevent the poor from challenging the powerful. Reblogged this on Corinne Campbell and commented: Jul 16, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: It would open up so many possibilities for collaborative work and deeper understanding in both content areas.


See 1 question about Teach Like a Champion…. I really loved this book and actually began using some of the teaching practices long before I knew the history of Uncommon Schools. Even when I disagreed with him, or he appeared to contradict himself later – I felt like I was getting something out of it.

Particularly for new teachers, this book has some good, solid recommendations for how to increase student engagement. But my biggest fear for the book is the one Lemov himself listed in his conclusion – the one I mentioned at the top. Interestingly enough, my program this year will offer me lwmov interesting perspective on the craft of teaching.

I obviously read the kindle edition. I’m not – I’m really not – I just like to use those critical thinking skills that I’m trying to impart to my students There is also some interesting talk about why technique is important as a supplement to Some useful stuff for a college teacher. He shares numerous lesson planning tips and ideas on how to execute those dou.

You already practice them.