Teach Like a Champion Techniques

We find the framework provided by Teach Like a Champion a useful way to categorise and discuss classroom techniques.  This page allows you to search for posts based on the framework provided by Teach Like a Champion 2.0: all underlined techniques will take you to posts which show that technique at work.  For more, see the Teach Like a Champion website.

Check for Understanding

Gathering Data on Student Mastery

Technique 1: REJECT SELF-REPORT
Technique 2: TARGETED QUESTIONING
Technique 3: STANDARDIZE THE FORMAT
Technique 4: TRACKING, NOT WATCHING
5: Show Me
Technique 6: AFFIRMATIVE CHECKING

Acting on the Data and the Culture of Error

7: Plan for Error
8: Culture of Error
9: Excavate Error
10: Own and Track

Academic Ethos

Setting High Academic Expectations

Technique 11: NO OPT OUT
Technique 12: RIGHT IS RIGHT
13: Stretch It
Technique 14: FORMAT MATTERS
Technique 15: WITHOUT APOLOGY

Planning for Success

Technique 16: BEGIN WITH THE END
Technique 17: 4 Ms
Technique 18: POST IT
Technique 19: DOUBLE PLAN

Lesson Structure

Technique 20: DO NOW
Technique 21: NAME THE STEPS
Technique 22: BOARD = PAPER
Technique 23: CONTROL THE GAME
Technique 24: CIRCULATE
Technique 25: AT BATS
Technique 26: EXIT TICKET

Pacing

Technique 27: CHANGE THE PACE
Technique 28: BRIGHTEN LINES
Technique 29: ALL HANDS
Technique 30: WORK THE CLOCK
Technique 31: EVERY MINUTE MATTERS

Ratio

Building Ratio Through Questioning

Technique 32:WAIT TIME
33: Cold Call
Technique 34: CALL AND RESPONSE
Technique 35: BREAK IT DOWN
Technique 36: PEPPER

Building Ratio Through Writing

Technique 37: EVERYBODY WRITES
Technique 38: ART OF THE SENTENCE
Technique 39: SHOW CALL
Technique 40: BUILD STAMINA
Technique 41: FRONT THE WRITING

Building Ratio Through Discussion

Technique 42: HABITS OF DISCUSSION
Technique 43: TURN AND TALK
Technique 44: BATCH PROCESS

Five Principles of Classroom Culture

Systems and Routines

Technique 45: THRESHOLD
Technique 46: STRONG START
Technique 47: STAR/SLANT
Technique 48: ENGINEER EFFICIENCY
Technique 49: STRATEGIC INVESTMENT: FROM PROCEDURE TO ROUTINE
50: Do It Again

High Behavioral Expectations

51: Radar/Be Seen Looking
Technique 52: MAKE COMPLIANCE VISIBLE
53: Least Invasive Intervention
54: Firm Calm Finesse
Technique 55: ART OF THE CONSEQUENCE
56: Strong Voice
57: What To Do

Building Character and Trust

Technique 58: POSITIVE FRAMING
Technique 59: PRECISE PRAISE
60: Warm/Strict
61: Emotional Constancy
Technique 62: JOY FACTOR

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