Sunday, November 8, 2020

Review of Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov

This review is written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Education
Intriguing Connections = How to Teach? How to Learn?

Elaborate Description

Great teaching tool that unlike how its title suggest to be used for k-12th grade purposes, can be used for college purposes as well. Rather than suggest various grand theories, Lemov creates ways to make use of class time more efficiently and effectively to get more out of the scare resource. The book is exceptionally well written. A minor problem is when some techniques or explanations requires the use of techniques in later chapters, which reduces the impact on the technique under discussion. The repeating of major themes such as the culture of error, time matters, and various techniques helps digest, process, and learn them more efficiently. It sometimes seems that the readers has to take for granted the end result of using the techniques and the students behavioral outcome such as students might not actually consider or see the techniques as described in the book. The videos are also helpful, but show the positive outcome without major distraction, would have been slightly more helpful to see when things go wrong, or completely wrong, which can allow the teachers to prep for the emotional aspects more directly.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9781118901854
Pages to read:   464
Publication:     2015
1st Edition:      2010
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          5
Overall           5