Engaging Academics

Excellent instruction requires teachers to motivate and support all students in achieving mastery of rigorous academic content. Join facilitators Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, Darryl Williams, and Hilary Lewis to prepare to deliver excellent training on eight high-impact, high academic expectation techniques from  Teach Like a Champion 2.0 . This collection of techniques helps teachers positively engage students in rigorous academic work.


  • An understanding of proven teaching skills that drive student achievement
  • Insights when describing the effective application of techniques by champion teachers
  • An understanding of the importance of practicing new techniques with teachers
  • A framework for what makes practice effective
  • Practice activities that will strengthen teachers’ capacity to apply effective techniques in their classrooms
  • The opportunity to plan how you will implement these techniques in your school’s professional development program


  • Teach Like a Champion 2.0  techniques including  Cold Call, Show Call, No Opt Out, Right is Right, Stretch It, Everybody Writes, Wait Time, Check for Understanding
  • Effective coaching during practice in order to help teachers master the techniques


Attendees who opt to license the materials will receive the video clips discussed at the workshop, as well as additional training materials, including:

  • Full description of all techniques, methods, and practice activities covered in the training
  • PowerPoint deck used in the workshop
  • Talking points for each video clip
  • Additional clips with complete talking points
  • Lesson plans for school-wide and individual PD activities to help leaders train teachers
  • Aligned coaching tools and other materials to maximize teacher development


Our workshops are delivered using a “Train the Trainer” model. We prepare instructional leaders and school leadership teams to deliver excellent training on  Teach Like a Champion 2.0  techniques. Schools typically send a team of two to five instructional leaders, deans, and/or teachers in order to have several key team members responsible for turnkeying the work back at their campuses.

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