Doug Lemov on Teach Like a Champion & Successful Charter Public Schools

This week on “The Learning Curve,” Gerard Robinson and guest co-host Charles Chieppo talk with Doug Lemov, author of the international bestseller, Teach Like a Champion. Doug describes how he became interested in charter schools, dating back to the late 1990s in Massachusetts, and how the sector developed into a nationally recognized success story. He discusses his experience with the Uncommon Schools charter network, cited by Stanford’s CREDO for helping students make the greatest academic gains of any large charter network in the country. They delve into some key findings from Teach Like a Champion on academics and teacher qualifications. They also explore how parents and schools should address COVID-related learning loss, especially among the most vulnerable students. Finally, Doug shares highlights from his new book, Re-Connect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging, on the impact of excessive screen time on students’ learning and mental health.

Stories of the Week: Is the future of gifted and talented education uncertain, and if so, will that remove incentives for some families to remain in public schools? In The Washington Post, Virginia education secretary Aimee Guidera outlines the Youngkin administration’s plans to ensure every family has access to a quality education.

Guest:
Doug Lemov is the author of the international bestseller Teach Like a Champion–now in its 3.0 version–and, with his TLAC team colleagues, Reading Reconsidered, and Teaching in the Online Classroom. Next month he and three colleagues will publish Re-Connect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging which outlines priorities and strategies for schools post-pandemic.

The next episode will air on Weds., August 24th, with Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and the author of the book, Thomas Jefferson’s Education.

Tweet of the Week:

News Links:

The Unclear Future for Gifted-and-Talented Education

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-unclear-future-for-gifted-and-talented-education-11660144014

Virginia’s education future is now on the right track

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/12/virginias-education-future-is-now-right-track/

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