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Becoming Educated

Jan 31, 2022

In this episode I speak with Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like A Champion 3.0 & The Coach's Guide to Teaching. Co-Author of Teaching in the Online Classroom, Reading Reconsidered and Practice Perfect.

Doug is the Managing Director of Uncommon School and leads its Teach Like a Champion team, designing and implementing teacher training based on the study of high-performing teachers.

We explore in depth his thinking behind Chapter 1 of Teach Like A Champion 3.0 and the five principles Doug shares. The five principles are:

Principle 1: Understanding Human Cognitive Structure means building Long Term Memory and managing Working Memory

Principle 2: Habits Accelerate Learning

Principle 3: What Students Attend to Is What They Will Learn About

Principle 4: Motivation is Social

Principle 5: Teaching Well Is relationship Building

You can find Doug on twitter @DougLemov and you can read his excellent blog here:

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