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Since our curriculum is all about argumentation, I’m certain this teadh will be more grade-level appropriate. University of North Carolina Press, This is a pretty good book, over all, for nitty-gritty, try-it-this-way teaching techniques.

I’m surprised the book didn’t come with a clicker dog. Perhaps this has contributed to the lack of academic champpion journalistic criticism of the book. But he champions kids reading aloud in class one at a time, something that I find painful to do — for the students as much as for me, given some of their struggles with the written word.

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If I read the ebook or print edition, I could have skimmed. Let’s talk about our homework This one was a biggie. This is an excellent book for anyone who cares about “urban education” and its attendant issues. Your basket may wind chmpion full, half-full, or empty — but at least you’ll see that there’s an Old Wave out there to counteract all those new-fangled New Wave things you’ve been studying in university. There is also some interesting talk about why technique is important as a supplement to a teachers philosophy–he’s giving little tricks, not teaching you how to deliver material or plan your curriculum.

What they should have been doing was quietly conferencing with students. Lists with This Book. They may be able to douh together homogenous reading groups but I feel overall, Mr. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you’ve been teaching your secondary subject area for a while, and you find yourself having to write language objectives, or you’re lost when it comes to these reading terms, I’d skip the majority of this book and just read chapters So, if you’re a new teacher or an elementary teacher, you might find more value in this book than I did.


I’m entering my 5th year of teaching, and this book is definitely useful to me. Great read for the starting teacher. A History of American Urban Education. Though less explicit now, the ideology underlying Teach Like A Champion remains closely intertwined with broken windows policing. For instance, Lemov is old-school. This books aims at teaching lemovv how to develop a classroom culture in which city kids, a population left in the ash-heap of national educationcan finally make significant progress.

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Some of his opinions are conservatively old-school, too. Often the way teachers divine the difference between the two is through crystal clear instructions.

One example is Technique 23, Call and Responsewhere a teacher asks a question and the whole class responds in synchronization. Which gets me to my next point. However, most of Lemov’s readers will be public school teachers who have a mixed dougg learning disabled, gifted, and middle of the road students with a variety of reading abilities. There are, of course, some caveats. Kids in k-3rd will with some responsive classroom thrown in for chanpion measure.

Until he gets to the section about reading. Still, as with any book, use common sense.

While some teachers write lessons that focus on what they will be doing, the most effective teachers Double Plan, or plan for what they and their students will do each step of the way. A Chicago Latino English Teacher. The more he discussed x strategies for teaching reading the more he seemed like someone obsessed wit This was a strongly recommended read from my administration.

Plus, there’s a free and useful DVD included.

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I felt that many of the techniques would not be welcome in a high school environment, and certainly not in the school where I’m student teaching.


Any teacher with more than two days’ experience will recognize the need to thoughtfully adapt the likf to match one’s own subject and demographics. Who edited this book cham;ion let so many mistakes slide?

The more he discussed his strategies for teaching reading texch more he seemed like someone obsessed with classroom control and less like someone interested in engaging students’ minds and imaginations. I have to ask Mr. One of the points on which we agree most strongly is that we are all reading teachers.

If you’ve never taught before, then you will find value in the techniques, particularly if you’re teaching at-risk disadvantaged students.

Two phrases are likd of his attitude toward contemporary education schools: Teachers argue that the intellectual side of their profession makes it rewarding: Classroom management is a basic part of teaching. Although I don’t agree with how they run their schools, a lot of their techniques written in this book are very helpful and would work well in a public school setting.

It brainwashes them when it should be setting xhampion minds free. It’s my job to prepare them for that time, and I can’t lemoc a single college class where we read aloud. I do think the book ignores that there are other kinds of smart than school-smart and while making college achievable for all children is an obligation of educators, there will be students, who may choose a different path, and that is just as valuable and valid.

Teach Like a Champion: Some techniques would work really well with kids learning grammar or math, but wouldn’t translate well at all to literature. There are other books that help teachers make their lessons exciting, but this one gives you the basics, without any tricks, and it won’t cost any money.