Teach like a champion 3.0: 63 techniques that put students on the path to college - Lemov Doug 2021

Teach like a champion 3.0: 63 techniques that put students on the path to college - Lemov Doug 2021


The author

About uncommon schools

Preface to the 3.0 Edition: Equity, justice, and the science of learning


Introduction to the third edition: The art of teaching and Its tools

Specific, concrete, actionable techniques

The art of using the techniques

Defining what works

The keystones

Beyond the book

Five themes: Mental models and purposeful execution

Mental models

Principle 1: Understanding human cognitive structure means building long-term memory and managing working memory

Principle 2: Habits accelerate learning

Principle 3: What students attend to is what they will learn about

Principle 4: Motivation is social

Principle 5: Teaching well is relationship building


Lesson preparation

Technique 1: Exemplar planning

Technique 2: Plan for error

Technique 3: Delivery moves

Technique 4: Double plan

Technique 5: Knowledge organizers


Check for understanding

Technique 6: Replace self-report

Technique 7: Retrieval practice

Technique 8: Standardize the format

Technique 9: Active observation (activeobs)

Technique 10: Show me

Technique 11: Affirmative checking

Technique 12: Culture of error

Technique 13: Show call

Technique 14: Own and track


Academic ethos

Technique 15: No opt out

Technique 16: Right is right

Technique 17: Stretch it

Technique 18: Format matters

Technique 19: Without apology


Lesson structures

Technique 20: Do now

Technique 21: Take the steps

Technique 22: Board = paper

Technique 23: Accountable independent reading

Technique 24: Fase reading

Technique 25: Circulate

Technique 26: Exit ticket



Technique 27: Change the pace

Technique 28: Brighten the lines

Technique 29: All hands

Technique 30: Work the clock

Technique 31: Every minute matters


Building ratio through questioning

Technique 32: Phrasing fundamentals

Technique 33: Wait time

Technique 34: Cold call

Technique 35: Call and response

Technique 36: Means of participation

Technique 37: Break it down


Building ratio through writing

Technique 38: Everybody writes

Technique 39: Silent solo

Technique 40: Front the writing

Technique 41: Art of the sentence

Technique 42: Regular revision


Building ratio through discussion

Technique 43: Turn and talk

Technique 44: Habits of discussion

Technique 45: Batch process

Technique 46: Disciplined discussion


Procedures and routines

Technique 47: Threshold and strong start

Technique 48: Habits of attention

Technique 49: Engineer efficiency

Technique 50: Routine building

Technique 51: Do it again


High behavioral expectations

Technique 52: What to do

Technique 53: Radar and be seen looking

Technique 54: Make expectations visible

Technique 55: Least invasive intervention

Technique 56: Firm, calm finesse

Technique 57: Art of the consequence

Technique 58: Strong voice


Building student motivation and trust

Technique 59: Positive framing

Technique 60: Precise praise

Technique 61: Warm/Strict

Technique 62: Emotional constancy

Technique 63: Joy factor