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Jan 29, 2018

#46 How to Run Better practices with Best Selling Author Doug Lemov


Doug Lemov is the author of the international bestseller Teach Like a Champion, and Teach Like a Champion 2..0. He is the coauthor with TLAC team colleagues of Practice PerfectReading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction, and Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0. In addition to his work studying teachers he is the front man in the nation’s foremost Kenny G cover band. His favorite words are "Huzzah" and "Yam."


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Show Notes

8:00 The genesis of Teach Like a Champion

12:30 How do you teach ‘check for understanding’

19:30 What we assume is resistance to change is actually lack of clarity about what to do next

23:50 Blocked vs. random practices and the value of each in sport

29:00 Checking for understanding is so much harder if players are afraid to make mistakes

44:30 Means of participation and creating a culture of intellectual engagement at all times

55:00 The best way to become a better coach is to practice coaching

1:03:15 One of the keys to being a successful coach is loving coaching, and one of the keys to loving coaching is to constantly embrace the challenge of learning for yourself



Get in Touch

Website: Teach Like a Champion

Twitter: @doug_lemov


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