Anybody read "Teach Like a Champion"?

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  1. leighbball

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    I saw the book on Pinterest and decided to see what its all about. It details 49 techniques that are tied to high student achievement. Just wondering if anyone has read it before. I'm only in the first chapter, but it's an interesting read so far.
     
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    I read it last year. I use some of his techniques regularly. Definitely thought it was worth reading. :thumb:
     
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    I started it but had to take it back to the library before going deep. I plan to borrow it again when I get a chance.
     
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    I've read it - it's full of good practices!
     
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    Our entire staff has it and is supposed to have read it. I love it, and keep trying to use techniques in it. During the last two years, our admin. has been going over it with us at staff meetings and showing how to use techniques... It's been pretty cool. It is worth it!
     
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    I read it about a month ago, and now I'm rereading it. I'm really excited to put some of the strategies into practice in my classroom.
     
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    I had it on my "buy" list for the summer, and I got it for FREE at a meeting last week. I haven't started reading yet. I need to start, though. I've only got a week of summer left!
     
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    My whole district was given copies two years ago. I regularly use No Opt Out and Stretch It. I also always greet my students at the door. Overall I think it's a good book with strategies that work and are easy to implement.
     
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    Some teachers at my school read it last year. I saw some of the techniques they used and tried them also. I bought myself a copy to read this summer.
     
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    I like it so far and it seems to be a fairly easy read. :) And I'm excited since the videos seem to be on youtube (the dvd is available in the library but not to take out :( )
     
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    I haven't read it but have observed teachers using the strategies. It seems like a great resource and I'm excited to read it myself!
     
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    I read it and did a book study on it with my faculty last year. I thought it was good, but I did feel like a lot of the techniques from the book were common "best practices" that good teachers have been doing for years, and the author just gave them a fancy name. (ex: "Post It" = writing the daily objective on the board, and "Do Now" = bellwork) There were not a whole lot of techniques from the book that I felt were completely new or revolutionary.
     

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