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.” (from

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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

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Website: Teach Like a Champion

Twitter: @doug_lemov

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