Teach Like a Champion (TLC). 49 Techniques That Put Students On the Path To College Doug Lemov (2010) Jossey-Bath Teacher (Publisher). Presented by:. Dr. Gary Greene Professor of Special Education California State University, Long Beach [email protected] Special Needs Consultant,
49 Techniques That Put Students On the Path To College
Doug Lemov (2010)
Jossey-Bath Teacher (Publisher)
Dr. Gary Greene
Professor of Special Education
California State University, Long Beach
Special Needs Consultant,
U.S. State Department, Office of Overseas Schools
What words or characteristics do you associate with the term champion?
number 1 ranked, the very best….
focused, disciplined, dedicated….
intense, trained, exceptional….
confident, practiced, artful….
According to Lemov (2010, p.309), “a strategy is a decision and a technique is something you practice, hone, and adapt throughout your life.”
“Artists, athletes, musicians, surgeons, and performers of a thousand other varieties achieve greatness only by their attention to the details of their technique” (Lamov, 2010, p. 309).
By the end of this workshop, each of you should leave with 3-5 teaching techniques that when implemented correctly in your classroom will dramatically increase achievement in your students, potentially close the achievement gap, and better prepare them for success in college.
Many of the techniques identified in TLC are validated and substantiated by prior research from the 1980’s on effective instruction, effective teaching, and direct instruction.
5. Create a strong classroom culture.
Let’s take a look at the specific strategies by category and see some of them in action!
6. Begin with the end
5 essential principles of classroom culture:
To teach like a champion requires finesse and discretion in the application (e.g., the art of teaching) of the techniques of the craft (e.g., the science of teaching) with the eventual goal of mastery in order to push all children to achieve academic success!
The techniques of TLC were not derived from theory or ideology.
The techniques of TLC were derived from effective teacher practice that led to significant closing of the achievement gap in highly challenged schools and students.
Many of the techniques are research validated in previous education literature.
The goal of Lamov (2010) is to get as many teachers as possible to apply these techniques in their daily practice to increase student achievement, as well as to adapt and improve them in their own practice.
Now go out and Teach Like a Champion!