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Teach Like a Champion 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)

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Awesome book  April 18, 2011

This is hands down the BEST teaching book I have ever read. The textbook covers all parts of a classroom from questioning techniques to classroom management. In addition, the book emphasizes what I have always believed which is all teachers are reading teachers. I will be using this textbook as a basis for staff development for my staff for the end of this year and next year. The rental textbook is also important for those who care about education reform. It points to some simple ways in which the education system can be made more effective. Ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.

Teach Like a Champion 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12): 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


This resource is filled with proven teaching techniques that are designed to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom.

Author Biography

Doug Lemov is a managing director of Uncommon Schools and oversees its True North network. He is the former president of School Performance and former vice president for accountability at the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute. He also trains school leaders and teachers and has taught English and history at the university, high school, and middle school levels. Visit Doug Lemov at

Table of Contents

Foreword (Norman Atkins, founder of Uncommon Schools, founder and CEO of Teacher U)
Introduction: The Art of Teaching and its Tools
Teach Like a Champion: The Essential Techniques
Setting High Academic Expectations
No Opt Out
Right is Right
Stretch It
Format Matters
Without Apology
Reflection and Practice
Planning that Ensures Academic Achievement
Begin With The End
Post It
Shortest Path
Double Plan
Draw the Map
Reflection and Practice
Structuring and Delivering Your Lessons
Name the Steps
Board = Paper
Break It Down
Check For Understanding
Exit Ticket
Take a Stand
Reflection and Practice
Engaging Students in Your Lessons
Cold Call
Call and Response
Wait Time
Everybody Writes
Reflection and Practice
Creating a Strong Classroom Culture
Entry Routine
Do Now
Tight Transitions
Binder Control
On Your Mark
Seat Signals
Reflection and Practice
Setting and Maintaining High Behavioral Expectations
What To Do
Strong Voice
Do It Again
Sweat the Details
No Warnings
Reflection and Practice
Building Character and Trust
Positive Framing
Precise Praise
The J-Factor
Emotional Constancy
Explain Everything
Normalize Error
Reflection and Practice
Improving Your Pacing: Additional
Techniques for Creating a Positive Rhythm in the Classroom
Change the Pace
Brighten Lines
All Hands
Every Minute Matters
Look Forward
Work the Clock
Challenging Students to Think Critically: Additional Techniques for Questioning and Responding to Students
One at a Time
Simple to Complex
Verbatim (No bait and switch)
Clear and Concise
Stock Questions
Hit Rate
Learn How to Help Students Improve Their Reading: Critical Skills and Techniques
How All Teachers Can (and Must) Be Reading Teachers
The Fundamentals: Teaching Decoding, Vocabulary Development, and Fluency
Comprehension: Teaching Students to Understand What They Read
Appendix: Behind the Scenes Interviews
About the Author
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