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Teach Like a Pirate

Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
Narrated by: Dave Burgess
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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Based on Dave Burgess' popular Teach Like a Pirate seminars, this audiobook 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 more than 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a Pirate system, you'll never look at your role as an educator the same again.

©2015 Dave Burgess (P)2019 Dave Burgess

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Braggy and I found him hard to take.

I listened to 2-1/2 hours and couldn't take anymore. He was too much. Gimmicky. I can tell he thinks he is a great teacher.

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Best Motivational Teaching Book Ever!

As I’m finishing the last part of my teaching degree, I was asked to read 5 books from a list of about 30. I was not excited about this because of the time it takes to read 5books! However, finding this book in an audio version changed my opinion. Dave is such a wonderful speaker and he truly motivates me to become the teacher I want to be. Wow, what a great experience listening to him. I can only imagine how his keynote speaking in person is! This is definitely worth the 4 hours of your time if you are a teacher needing some inspiration!

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Every and I mean EVERY teacher should read this.

This book is amazing, entertaining, and USEFUL! Perfect book to read during the 3 quarter slump or during the summer to revolutionize your teaching.

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Teach like a Pirate is inspirational

Are you in the capacity of a teacher? If so you will get some inspired ideas from this book. The passion with which the narrator/author reads the content is as if he is simply talking to you, which I like! Great book for the beginning teacher and for the veteran teacher. The audio sample given is a true representation of what you’re going to get from this book!

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ehhh

his concept makes sense. but he lost me on the "how to be a better lover" example. He could have related his ideas differently.

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Inspired

Every teacher should listen to this book. It’s energized me to teach as I know I should, want to,and can. I’m committed to a breakout year!!

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I highly recommend this book.

Loved this audio book! You can hear the author's passion and excitement for teaching as he reads the book to you.

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it was really interesting and empowering..... a little exhausting... but a good read that has some great ideas to turn up a classroom!

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Refreshing and Relevant

I first read the print version of this book. I loved it, and the author even responded to my e-mail thoughts about his text. I liked it so much, I bought the audio version to read it again because I needed to be reminded of some of the chapters. It is encouraging to anybody, but especially to teachers who can benefit hearing it from someone who is in the trenches along with them everyday. The opening writing or reflection questions alone are worth the cost of the book. The author beautifully weaves an eclectic variety of interests, entrepreneurship, and hobbies to create a rich basis for his pedagogical practice. The willingness to make and learn from mistakes was also a profound part of his teaching philosophy. I liked the acrostic used for PIRATE. I have often reflected on the concept of "Immersion" both in the classroom and my personal life. Most of all, I hope to continue to carry on this spirit of a pirate in the future. Argh!

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  • Kim E
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  • 07-02-19

Wonderful Resource

I have heard such great things about this book! It will be my first year teaching ELA at a public school and there are so many tips I will incorporate in my classroom especially bringing objects and enthusiasm! Thank you.