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Teach Like a Champion

49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Author Doug Lemov offers the essential tools of the teaching craft so that you can unlock the talent and skill waiting in your students, no matter how many previous classrooms, schools, or teachers have been unsuccessful. This must-have resource is filled with concrete, specific, and actionable classroom teaching techniques that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow.

Among the techniques:

  • Technique #1: No Opt Out. How to move students from the blank stare or stubborn shrug to giving the right answer every time.
  • Technique #35: Do It Again. When students fail to successfully complete a basic task... from entering the classroom quietly to passing papers around... doing it again, doing it right, and doing it perfectly, results in the best consequences.
  • Technique #38: No Warnings. If you're angry with your students, it usually means you should be angry with yourself. This technique shows how to effectively address misbehaviors in your classroom.

©2011 Doug Lemov (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Worth a Read but don’t take it as Gospel

Far as I can discern the context of this advice is narrow and much of it is unrealistic in all but a few unique circumstances. Try all of it but don’t expect everything to work for you (or perhaps more importantly, your students). This is acknowledged in the book. Some great techniques and advice none the less.

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  • cathy e morris
  • 06-04-2016

Fabulous book for all teachers!!

Where does Teach Like a Champion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the book. I have been teaching for 25 years and recently began to feel confused about teaching. I love change but it seems that the focus now it constant change for the sake of change. This book put so much in perspective. Confirmed many of my beliefs and gave me back joy of my profession!!

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  • Pedagogue
  • 26-02-2017

Unsubstantiated claims

What disappointed you about Teach Like a Champion?

This is a book of classroom techniques as reported by a charter school administrator. While the techniques may have merit they are unsubstantiated by research. This was the only text selected for an online class that I took. I feel more academic books should be used for college credit courses.

What do you think your next listen will be?

A novel.

Would you be willing to try another one of Grover Gardner’s performances?

Grover Gardner is gruff and authoritarian when he reads a text. Listening to him was exhausting. I sped the reading rate up to 1.25 so that the laborious text would unfold more quickly.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I felt distressed that mediocre classroom techniques could be inflated to a book of this length. The sentence structure used a lot of words to say very little. This book does not follow the form of conventional, academic writing.

Any additional comments?

Seek a text that has been substantiated with research citations rather than one person's recollections.

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  • Room 21 Coffee Shop
  • 15-06-2015

All time best education book ever!!!!!

For beginning or seasoned teachers. I loved being able to say, "I do that." I also learned ways to improve my craft and discovered new technics I had never heard of. AWESOME!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2017

some good tips

enjoyed it. some of the literacy tips at the end where a bit dry but the rest of the book was excellent. I recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2019

some gems here

I was recommended this book by a fellow student placed in my school who is following another course. I found this book useful and I am glad I had it on audible and not in book format as it allowed me to quickly work through it looking for tips I was not aware of. This is an american system book and does cover a lot of the processes followed in the English school systems but are called by different names. It offers a different perspective with many examples. I am glad I have read the book but would prefer to carry on looking for one that is more appropriate to my current teacher training in the UK

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  • Sean
  • 06-09-2018

Great book

Excellent book I thoroughly recommend. All teachers would get something out of this. Pure gold!