Dave Burgess @burgessdave , author of Teach Like a PIRATE has written one of my favorite books for teachers since Fred Jones Tools for Teaching. I read it over the summer and it completely changed my approach to the start of class.
When I have a tough subject, I use the ideas in his book to plan. In fact, it was the first book I
downloaded into my Kindle App on my Windows 8 computer at school.
Teach Like a Pirate: Grabbing and Keeping Your Student’s Attention was a fun show to record just because Dave Burgess is so incredibly AWESOME. I love real teachers with real ideas that work – and I’ve been using his methods since August. It has taken my classroom from good to GREAT.
Dave also makes some very important insights into teacher evaluations and the word rigor in his book and on the show that need to be heard by everyone.
I highly recommend that you read the book and that you listen to Dave’s passion. This show already trended in the top 100 on K12 in iTunes last week but if you haven’t heard it you should if you want to know how to capture and keep student attention.
Dave’s book is a MUST READ for every teacher (or person evaluating a teacher.)
Dave’s book on Amazon: Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
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