ECM #20: Teach Like a Pirate with @burgessdave

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

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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.)

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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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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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5 comments

Dave Burgess November 11, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Thank you so much for this post, Vicki! It was an absolute pleasure to join you on your podcast. You’re doing amazing work and I look forward to our paths crossing again soon!

coolcatteacher November 11, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Thanks for inspiring me to reach my students so much better! Today we took Bits and Bytes and I was a vampire with spider webs all over the room. I didn’t want them to fall victim to Binary numbers! ;-) Thanks again for taking the time. You rock, Dave and your book is totally AMAZING! I hope lots of people buy it but also deep down, I hope you can stay in the classroom. The world needs teachers like you.

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Nikki November 13, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Listened to the podcast. You’ve caught my interest!

coolcatteacher November 13, 2013 - 7:18 pm

Dave is soooo cool. Great teaching ideas.

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