Presentation on theme: "Teach Like a Champion (TLC)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Teach Like a Champion (TLC) 49 Techniques That Put Students On the Path To CollegeDoug Lemov (2010)Jossey-Bath Teacher (Publisher)
2 Presented by:Dr. Gary Greene Professor of Special Education California State University, Long Beach Special Needs Consultant, U.S. State Department, Office of Overseas Schools
3 What does it mean to be a champion? What words or characteristics do you associate with the term champion?
4 Championnumber 1 ranked, the very best…. focused, disciplined, dedicated…. intense, trained, exceptional…. confident, practiced, artful…. inspirational, amazing….
5 Workshop objectives: Explore the notion of championship teaching; Discuss the rationale and evidence behind the book Teach Like A Champion; andShare, discuss, view, and model champion teaching techniques (not strategies).
6 What is the difference between a strategy an a technique? According to Lemov (2010, p.309), “a strategy is a decision and a technique is something you practice, hone, and adapt throughout your life.”
7 What is the difference between a strategy and a technique? “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).
8 Workshop objective: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.
9 Rationale and Evidence Behind Teach Like A Champion Is teaching an art or a science?What are the tools (i.e., techniques) of the teaching craft?Can we observe and quantify great teaching?What specific, concrete actions and techniques are associated with champion teachers?
10 Rationale and Evidence Behind Teach Like A Champion Doug Lemov observed highly effective teachers working with some of the most high need, low achieving children in urban schools.He categorized (n = 9) and identified 49 techniques used by these highly effective teachers (aka Champion Teachers).
11 Rationale and Evidence Behind Teach Like A Champion 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.
12 The 9 Categories of TLC Set high academic expectations. Plan instruction that assures academic achievement.Effectively structure and deliver classroom lessons.Effectively engage all students in every lesson.
13 The 9 Categories of TLC 5. Create a strong classroom culture. Set and maintain high behavioral expectations.Build character and trust in students.Maintain a brisk instructional pace.Challenge students to think critically.
14 Examples of TLC Strategies Let’s take a look at the specific strategies by category and see some of them in action!
15 Set high academic expectations No opt outRight is rightStretch itFormat mattersWithout apology
25 Effectively structure and deliver classroom lessons. Exit ticket (aka Closure)Take a stand (aka Whole Group Accountability)
26 Effectively engage all students in every lesson. Cold callCall and response (aka Choral Responding)PepperWait time (aka Think Time)Everybody writes (aka Quick Write)Vegas (using song, rhythm, dance etc.)
45 Challenge students to think critically. Focus on questioning techniquesOne at a timeSimple to complexVerbatimClear and conciseStock questionsHit rate
46 SummaryTo 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!
47 SummaryThe 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.
48 SummaryThe 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.
49 Closure What have you learned today? What TLC techniques are you currently using in your practice?What new TLC techniques do you plan to use in your practice?Do you think teaching is an art or a science or both?