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Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator Paperback – September 18, 2012

ISBN-13: 088-4831623016 ISBN-10: 0988217600 Edition: 8/19/12

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.; 8/19/12 edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988217600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988217607
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

I have been traveling across the country delivering my passionate and inspirational message about how to improve education for both students and teachers. This book is based on the complete Teach Like a PIRATE system that I have developed to help teachers become wildly engaging in the classroom and more fulfilled in their profession. It not only includes the entire Teach like a PIRATE system that has left audiences of educators unbelievably fired up, motivated, and ready to tackle the world, but also includes a comprehensive section on exactly how to craft and design lessons that are irresistible to students. 
The book includes over 30 hooks and 170 brainstorming questions that have been specially designed to skyrocket your creativity. The final section of the book is an uplifting guide created to help you overcome all of the obstacles and resistance that you will face on your voyage. 
I can't tell you how many teachers have come up after my presentations and said, "You should write a book." Well, here it is! 

About the Author

Dave Burgess is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His workshops, seminars, and keynotes inspire teachers and help them develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. He is an award-winning U.S. History teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, California, where he has taught for sixteen years. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.

Customer Reviews

Would highly recommend this book to all teachers.
Marie Madden
This book is inspiring with ideas for showing passion in the classroom and making learning experiences come alive for students!
Jennifer L Houlette
The book is written in a very easy to read manner that is also entertaining.
donna dellinger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

255 of 269 people found the following review helpful By BigSur on July 14, 2013
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This review may not be popular, but it is honest. I was disappointed and underwhelmed overall with this book. I have taught elementary school for over 20 years and am passionate about what I do, and I'm always looking for new ideas to mix things up, and when I caught wind of this book I thought, why not? So many positive reviews, let's give it a shot. First of all, I would love for any of my kids to be in Dave's class, he is obviously a passionate and creative teacher! However, I felt like this book spent way too much time on generalities and not enough on specifics, and it really reads like a self-help book for fragile and discouraged teachers. Plus, much of his advice is pretty obvious--you should be passionate? Of course. You should have rapport with your students? Isn't that obvious? You should be enthusiastic? I HOPE SO!

His middle section on "hooks" WAS interesting and there were a few things I had not thought of much before, so I will probably use a few ideas from there. But the first section and the third section of the book contains too much "fluff." I believe the book could have been much better with those sections shortened and the middle section expanded (some hooks have no examples given at all, and others have some examples but they are not as specific as they could be to truly illustrate the identified "hook"). In other words, some interesting theory, but let's hear more about how it was truly applied. Perhaps part one was so long because otherwise the book would have been too short? While I was reading I kept thinking to myself, "Okay, okay, where is the meat?" THE PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS DON'T ARRIVE IN THE BOOK UNTIL OVER HALFWAY THROUGH! You may find yourself, as I did, thinking, "Okay, any minute now I'm going to get a great example of his methods.
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Dave Burgess is an explosion of energy and passion, sharing his complete involvement in his mission as a teacher in such a way that he draws EVERYONE into his mindset - teachers, education majors, parents, grandparents, and observers and critics of our educational system, flaws and all. If he does indeed teaches as well as he writes (and there is no question but that he does!) his students are a privileged group. And if enough teachers read and abide by his challenges then the future of education in the American school system could just become the finest in the world.

Early on in his book, when explaining the chosen title, Burgess states, `Pirates are daring, adventurous, and willing to set forth into uncharted territories with no guarantee of success. They reject the status quo and refuse to conform to any society that stifles creativity and independence. They are entrepreneurs who take risks and are willing to travel to the ends of the earth for that which they value. Although fiercely independent, they travel with and embrace a diverse crew. If you're willing to live by the code, commit to the voyage, and pull your share of the load, then you're free to set sail.' And with this impetus or definition Burgess proceeds to transform ordinary teachers into pirates and the process is reasonable, challenging and rewarding. - and completely amazing.

In Burgess' goals he lists the following traits to absorb and develop and practice until they become part of the teacher who is wholly committed to the profession: Passion, Immersion, Rapport, Ask and Analyze, Transformation, and Enthusiasm (astute readers will see that the first letter of each word spells out PIRATE).
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2012
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Books purporting to help teachers hone their craft are abundant in the educational world, but as every teacher knows, those that actually cause them to modify what they do in the classroom are a rare commodity. Teach Like A Pirate, by Dave Burgess, however, has the potential to do just that. By encouraging all teachers to stretch themselves a little beyond their comfort levels, Mr. Burgess challenges them to create classrooms that are "an amazing...unique place filled with outrageously engaging content and activities," and to reframe lessons so that the content has value and relevance to the students' own lives. While we know our lessons should have this value and relevance, we don't always know how to make the connections. In Teach Like a Pirate Mr. Burgess explains just how to create the enthusiasm we need to do so, and provides so many suggestions for "hooks" to help teachers engage their students that it's difficult not to come away with a number of ideas that seem tailored especially for us. In short, the book provides a map for transforming ourselves and our classrooms into a place where we and all our students want to be. The writer's style and voice are appealing; he details his own journey to becoming able to teach like a pirate and uses inciteful anecdotes from that journey to encourage us to begin our own. Written for teachers of all subjects and at all grade levels, it should be required reading for those who want to experience or renew their joy in teaching.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Frank M. Carmody on September 30, 2012
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I love this book. I have never purchased a book on teaching until now. I am a teacher in San Diego. I attended a workshop by Dave Burgess. He is really great at teaching. as you know if you are reading this page. Teachers are a surly group. we are jaded and ready to be underwhelm. I still remember his workshop, a year later. It was extremely motivating. This is not a book written by a 25 yr old PHD professional student. It is book written by a veteran teacher. I use Dave's hooks in my classroom today and the engagement level of my students is much much higher than pre-Dave engagement levels. LOL...I provide infotainment now not lectures.
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More About the Author

Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like A PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC's for Educators. He is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His workshops, seminars, and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. Dave empowers teachers to embrace the mighty purpose of being an educator and sparks them to design classes that are life-changing experiences for students.

As a teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, he was the 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year. He was voted a faculty standout for seventeen consecutive years in categories such as: Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. At a ceremony in Washington D.C., the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences awarded him the 2014 BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.

For information about booking Dave to speak, to sign-up for his email list, or to read his blog, visit http://daveburgess.com.

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