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35 Post author: whales 19 January 2014 08:45PM

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Comment author: whales 20 January 2014 08:14:52PM *  2 points [-]

I'm just now skimming it. It looks orthogonal to HLW, which talks about models of learning and general strategies. Lemov seems to focus more on the mechanics of elementary- and middle-school classroom management. He apparently found a number of exceptionally effective teachers, observed them closely, and extracted common activities and techniques. I'm not in a position to evaluate that sort of thing, but tanagrabeast's take sounds reasonable.