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About Doug Lemov
Teachers do the most important work in society (IMO). They do it with little fanfare--often in the face of immense challenge. And though many of them do it with incredible skill they rarely get studied.
That's what I try to do: watch great teachers and describe what they do that makes them a little different.
Teach Like a Champion--which is now completely revised in a much improved version called Teach Like Champion 2.0 that I recommend over the original version--is my most popular book. It's got twelve chapters about every facet of teaching. And be sure to also check out the companion workbook, the Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0, which is chockful of hands-on activities and includes brand new video content.
Practice Perfect, written with my colleagues Erica Woolway and Katie Yezzi, is a meditation on preparing and developing teachers--and others--through practice. Teaching is a performance profession. You do it live. That observation is what got us started in writing the book.
My newest book is Reading Reconsidered--a look at the toughest and most critical part of teaching: literacy. It's written with Erica Woolway and Colleen Driggs and I'm so happy to have had the chance ot work with co-authors with such knowledge and insight.
I should note that I see all of my books as being about tools, not systems. Teaching is a problem-solving endeavor. You use tools, adapt them to the setting and context of your classroom and your personal style. You like some and not others. I believe most of all in the problem solving skills of teachers and offer them tools for that, knowing they will find the best way to apply,adapt, even ignore some of the ideas in my books.
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Teach Like a Champion 3.0 is the long-awaited update to Doug Lemov’s highly regarded guide to the craft of teaching. This book teaches you how to create a positive and productive classroom that encourages student engagement, trust, respect, accountability, and excellence. In this edition, you’ll find new and updated teaching techniques, the latest evidence from cognitive science and culturally responsive teaching practices, and an expanded companion video collection. Learn how to build students’ background knowledge, move learning into long-term memory, and connect your teaching with the curriculum content for tangible improvement in learning outcomes.
The new version of the book includes:
- An introductory chapter on mental models for teachers to use to guide their decision-making in the classroom.
- A brand new chapter on Lesson Preparation.
- 10 new techniques
- Updated and revised versions of all the technique readers know and use
- A brand new set of exemplar videos, including more than a dozen longer “keystone” videos which show how teachers combine and balance technique over a stretch of 8 to 10 minutes of teaching.
- Extensive discussion of research in social and cognitive science to support and guide the use of techniques.
- Additional online resources, and supports
Read this powerful update to discover the techniques that leading teachers are using to put students on the path to success.
The best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered brings his considerable knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world to create championship caliber coaches on the court and field. What great classroom teachers do is relevant to coaches in profound ways. After all, coaches are at their core teachers.
Lemov knows that coaches face many of the same challenges found in the classroom, so the science of learning applies equally to them. Unfortunately, coaches and organizations have a mixed level of understanding of the research and study of the science of learning. Sometimes coaches and organizations build their teaching on myths and platitudes more than science. Sometime there isn't any science applied at all.
While there are thousands of books and websites a coach can consult to better understand technical and tactical aspects of the game, there is nothing for a coach to consult that explicitly examines the teaching problems on the field, the court, the rink, and the diamond. Until now.
Intended to offer lessons and guidance that are applicable to coaches of any sporting endeavor including everyone from parent volunteers to professional coaches and private trainers, Lemov brings the powerful science of learning to the arena of sports coaching to create the next generation of championship caliber coaches.
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ WITH PRECISION AND INSIGHT
The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom. Of all the subjects we teach reading is first among equals.
Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, enhanced with more than 40 video clips, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This 'Core of the Core' comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to: read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts.
The second half of Reading Reconsidered reinforces these principles, coupling them with the 'fundamentals' of reading instruction—a host of techniques and subject specific tools to reconsider how teachers approach such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy. Reading Reconsidered breaks an overly broad issue into clear, easy-to-implement approaches. Filled with practical tools, including:
- 44 video clips of exemplar teachers demonstrating the techniques and principles in their classrooms (note: for online access of this content, please visit my.teachlikeachampion.com)
- Recommended book lists
- Downloadable tips and templates on key topics like reading nonfiction, vocabulary instruction, and literary terms and definitions.
Reading Reconsidered provides the framework necessary for teachers to ensure that students forge futures as lifelong readers.
Practical solutions to counter the isolation felt by K-12 students in a resource-challenged education system
In Reconnect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging, a team of distinguished educators from Teach Like a Champion and Uncommon Schools deliver practical guidance and concrete advice for teachers, administrators, and community members who seek to dramatically improve the lives of children and young people by fostering a sense of belonging in schools. In the book, you’ll find hands-on solutions to build or rebuild students’ sense of shared work and community in an era of increasing isolation and disconnections.
The authors draw on extensive experience with high-performing schools to show you how to build environments that allow young people to thrive and socialize them to become citizens who seek the well-being of those around them. You’ll also get:
- Complimentary access to videos and downloadable assets you can use both within and outside of the classroom
- Actionable strategies for countering the increasing isolation of students that has been aggravated by remote learning
- Useful ways to facilitate positive and beneficial peer-to-peer interactions between students
A can’t-miss resource for K-12 teachers and administrators working in public, private, or charter schools, especially those in underserved communities, Reconnect will also prove a practical guide for parents and community members involved in the education of local children and young people.
Rules for developing talent with disciplined, deliberate, intelligent practice
We live in a competition loving culture. We love the performance, the big win, the ticking seconds of the clock as the game comes down to the wire. We watch games and cheer, sometimes to the point of obsession, but if we really wanted to see greatness—wanted to cheer for it, see it happen, understand what made it happen—we'd spend our time watching, obsessing on, and maybe even cheering the practices instead. This book puts practice on the front burner of all who seek to instill talent and achievement in others as well as in themselves. This is a journey to understand that practice, not games, makes champions.
In this book, the authors engage the dream of better, both in fields and endeavors where participants know they should practice and also in those where many do not yet recognize the transformative power of practice. And it’s not just whether you practice. How you practice may be a true competitive advantage. Deliberately engineered and designed practice can revolutionize our most important endeavors. The clear set of rules presented in Practice Perfect will make us better in virtually every performance of life. The “how-to” rules of practice cover such topics as rethinking practice, modeling excellent practice, using feedback, creating a culture of practice, making new skills stick, and hiring for practice.
- Discover new ways to think about practice. Learn how to design successful practice. Apply practice across a wide range of realms, both personal and professional
- The authors include specific activities to jump-start practice
- Doug Lemov is the best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion
A hands-on resource to practice, the rules within will help to create positive outliers and world-changing reservoirs of talent.
Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the teacher's hands-on guide to improving their craft. In Teach Like a Champion 2.0, veteran teaching coach Doug Lemov updated, improved upon, and replaced the original edition of this global bestseller, setting forth 62 of the most rigorously vetted and critically observed teaching techniques around. Field Guide 2.0 is a practical workbook for these 62 techniques, outlining all the tools a teacher needs to make champion teaching a reality in their classroom starting now. Coauthored by fellow educators Joaquin Hernandez and Jennifer Kim, the book is a practical guide for adapting the techniques to fit classrooms and teachers everywhere. With over 75 video clips of the techniques in play and 100+ field-tested activities to boot, Field Guide 2.0 is the professional development tool every school leader dreams of. It's the teaching playbook that every teacher, principal, and coach should have in their library, chock-full of actionable tools that unlock a teacher's potential so they can push their students to do the same!
The updated '2.0' version of Teach Like a Champion written to update, improve upon and replace the original
Just like Teach Like a Champion Field Guide helped educators put the original 49 techniques into practice, Field Guide 2.0 is the ultimate resource for the 62 techniques in Teach Like a Champion 2.0. They're the most rigorous, champion-vetted techniques yet and this book takes you through them from top to bottom with the kind of clarity and breadth you've come to expect from the experts at Teach Like a Champion. The book includes:
- Practical approaches to each of the 62 techniques
- 75+ video clips with analysis of the techniques in play in the classroom (note: for online access of this content, please visit my.teachlikeachampion.com)
- Hands-on activities to bring the 62 techniques from the page into the classroom
Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a book by educators for educators. It's about giving teachers what they need to share their strengths so that every teacher, from first year rookie to third-year veteran, can approach their classes with the skills they need for their students to succeed. Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0 is the indispensable guide to getting there, one technique at a time.
A timely guide to online teaching strategies from bestselling author Doug Lemov and the Teach Like a Champion team
School closures in response to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic resulted in an immediate and universal pivot to online teaching. More than 3.7 million teachers in the U.S. were suddenly asked to teach in an entirely new setting with little preparation and no advance notice. This has caused an unprecedented threat to children's education, giving rise to an urgent need for resources and guidance. The New Normal is a just-in-time response to educators’ call for help. Teaching expert Doug Lemov and his colleagues spent weeks studying videos of online teaching and they now provide educators in the midst of this transition with a clear guide to engaging and educating their students online.
Although the transition to online education is happening more abruptly than anyone anticipated, technology-supported teaching may be here to stay. This guide explores the challenges involved in online teaching and guides educators and administrators to identify and understand best practices. It is a valuable tool to help you and your students succeed in synchronous and asynchronous settings this school year and beyond.
- Learn strategies for engaging students more fully online
- Find new techniques to assess student progress from afar
- Discover tools for building online classroom culture, combating online distractions, and more
- Watch videos of teachers building rigor and relationships during online instruction
The New Normal features real-world examples you can apply and adapt right away in your own online classroom to allow you to survive and thrive online.
Bei Unterricht im virtuellen Klassenzimmer geht es darum, sich an die RealitÃ¤t des Online-Unterrichts anzupassen. Sie finden hierin eine Reihe von echten Unterrichtsmomenten, die aus den Online-Klassenzimmern von echten Lehrern und Lehrerinnen stammen. Ja, auch in einem virtuellen Klassenzimmer kÃ¶nnen Sie gut unterrichten! Mit den richtigen Methoden und Hilfsmitteln Ã¼berbrÃ¼cken Sie die virtuelle Distanz, kommunizieren mit Ihren SchÃ¼lern, kultivieren eine gute Klassenzimmerkultur, steuern Verhalten und Ablenkung, und vieles mehr.
Dieses Buch wurde nicht fÃ¼r Technik-Spezialisten geschrieben. Es wendet sich an Lehrer und Lehrerinnen, die tagtÃ¤glich lehren und jetzt ihren Unterricht online halten wollen. Doug Lemov und sein Team zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Ihre Stunden in Ihrer eigenen digitalen Umgebung durchfÃ¼hren kÃ¶nnen. Damit werden Sie Teil einer Gemeinschaft von engagierten PÃ¤dagogen, die die FÃ¤higkeit und das Engagement besitzen, die bestmÃ¶gliche Bildung auf die Bildschirme ihrer Klasse zu bringen.
UnterstÃ¼tzt werden die ErlÃ¤uterungen im Buch durch Videos, die den Einsatz in der Praxis zeigen.
Enseña a distancia nos habla acerca de cómo adaptarnos a la realidad de la enseñanza en línea.
En su interior, encontrarás la descripción de momentos reales de enseñanza, tomados de profesores reales en sus aulas virtuales. Sí, puedes seguir siendo un excelente profesor en tus clases remotas. Con estos consejos de enseñanza, puedes acortar la distancia y conectar con tus estudiantes, construir una cultura de aprendizaje, gestionar el comportamiento y minimizar la distracción, y mucho más.
Este libro está escrito no tanto para expertos en tecnología sino para profesores comunes y corrientes que buscan mejorar sus habilidades de enseñanza en línea. Para ello, los autores ofrecen recomendaciones de cómo aplicar estas estrategias en tu propio contexto digital. Lo mejor de todo es que pasarás a ser parte de una comunidad de profesores que comparten las técnicas y el compromiso de llevar la mejor educación posible a las pantallas de sus estudiantes.