Posts tagged with no opt-out

The limits in “teaching like a champion”


Everyone seems to have fallen in “love” with techniques from Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion. Prior to reading this tome, I was none to crazy about Mr. Lemov (as you can see from my comments here). Now that I’ve started reading this book, I can’t say I’m impressed. First his techniques have been around […]

Using no opt-out and its limitations with ELLs (and others)


Doug Lemov’s book, Teach Like a Champion, seems to be the hottest thing in teaching since the risograph. Some of the strategies can be problematic with EL students. The “no-opt out” strategy, in particular, is problematic with ELLs. “No opt-out” is essentially not allowing the student to give a non-response to a question you pose […]


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