Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess The Power of the Socratic Classroom by Charles Ames Fischer Teach Like Your Hair's This book was a letdown for me. Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Waverly, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Both of them, and the wench in particular, treat me as they would do a spoiled. Complete Young Alaskans Series, The Mississippi Bubble, The Lady and the Pirate, The Magnificent Adventure, The I looked at him a time, silently, hating not him personally as much as I hated all the world. Yet you treat me like a dog.
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Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
You'll learn how to: -Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher -Develop Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
You'll learn how to: -Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher -Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet -Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom -Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 04, Jason rated it it was ok Shelves: nonfictionprofessional. This book was a letdown for me. I had seen so much buzz about it on Twitter, so I bought a copy to see what all the fuss was about. The main point of the book is to be passionate. Get it? I think that's all well and good, but as a teacher, you need to have content knowledge too. I thought the title seemed promising.
Teach like a pirate? But guess what? Dave uses the book to inspire This book was a letdown for me. Dave uses the book to inspire educators and to share some stories and lessons from his high school social studies classroom. Guess what? Dave is wild and wacky and outrageous!
And guess what? I'm totally not that personality type. I can be funny and witty sometimes, but I'm not going to thrash about on the carpet in front of my students pretending to be a crashed airplane, all to just set up an activity that involves choosing 5 characters to rescue from a list of I feel sorry for any first-year teacher that ties to implement all these strategies because their classroom management problems will probably be through-the-roof.
To be fair, I have acted out Shakespeare scenes for my students, and I have come to school in costumes before. A lot of what Dave advocates for is just good, engaging teaching. There's some good stuff here including his list of questions to consider when designing a lessonbut it was nothing mind-blowing. Also, I wonder why he self-published this book. Were no publishers interested?
Or does he just make more money this way? And also: he claims his activities could be adapted for any subject, but he only focuses on social studies. There's not even a bulleted list of ideas for English or science or foreign language. Very few educators are cited in this book. Dave references marketers and talks about getting students engaged. Also, Dave always seems to focus on delivering a lesson, but in my English classroom, I rarely lecture because I want my students to have dialogue with one another in more of a Socratic approach.
His book also would also have been stronger if he had included photographs of all his wackiness and engaged students. View all 13 comments. Jan 27, Ashley rated it liked it. Inspirational in many regards.
But, sigh. I leave this book feeling sad.
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It feels a bit out-dated and certainly naive. So much of what it talks about: creative hooks, out-of-the-box teaching, critical-thinking building are why I got into teaching. And, it's exactly what I feel is missing from my classroom today. So, simple fix, right?
Just take a page out of this book and bring it back to my room. But, in the world that I teach in, the world of standardized testing, data tracking, Inspirational in many regards. But, in the world that I teach in, the world of standardized testing, data tracking, teacher accountability and school system grades, it's not that simple. As much as I would like to disregard the testing as Burgess suggests, it would be negligent and irresponsible.
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I can't do that to my school, my community, and I certainly can't do that to my students. I can't set them up to fail on those tests, regardless of how I feel about them. The pressure is enormous and stifling. And this book didn't give me the solutions I was looking for. But what book could?
View all 3 comments. So much hype surrounds this book, and its been rated highly by many educators whom I respect, so I thought it would be worth a look. Author Dave Burgess shares a great deal about his teaching practice, and to that end, its a great read. I always love hearing about how other teachers go about their work. He has a great emphasis on creativity and engagement, and provides many great tips that I'm sure many teachers will find useful.
He repeatedly reminds his readers that education needs to be more So much hype surrounds this book, and its been rated highly by many educators whom I respect, so I thought it would be worth a look. He repeatedly reminds his readers that education needs to be more than about what is on the test, and one of the points of difference between his class and many other classes, is that he provides far better reasons for his students to engage in learning than telling them they need it for the test.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons, the book didn't really resonate with me. Burgess works in the US school system, which is increasingly dominated by high stakes standardised testing. In my system, that's not the case. We aren't test driven, and I know of no teachers who use the 'test' as a justification for any of the learning their students do.
As an Australian primary school teacher, I found nothing new. We already take a creative, cross curricular approach to our work. Dress up days, theme days, magic, cooking, outdoor lessons, simulation games, role play, are all common and familiar.
I found it troubling that Burgess frequently wrote as if he was the only teacher using these practices, and his aim was to make his class stand out from all the others that students in his school attend. He went so far as to suggest that the rest of the school experience for his students was dry and boring. He wanted his students to know that as soon as they entered his room they would have a different and superior experience to what they would experience in any other classroom.
As a school leader I found this problematic.