• Teach Like a Pirate

  • Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
  • By: Dave Burgess
  • Narrated by: Dave Burgess
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (462 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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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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Great book for teachers. I’m an administrator and I learned a lot of ideas from this book that don’t only pertain to teachers but any kind of role where a person is in charge of a group.

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A Great Reminder

Having taught for over 20 years, I felt this would be an excellent book to help me re-ignite the creativity I used to have. And it did. Nearly all of the examples he gives are things I have done over those two decades, but somehow have gotten lost through the years. Although most of his examples are for a High School history class, I can easy see how I can adapt them to my foreign language class. I chose the Audiobook, and listened to it sitting on the porch and taking notes. Loved it.

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Great passion and enthusiasm!

Filled with great ideas and philosophies.
He talked about what he did but worked hard to not make about himself. Challenges you to stretch yourself.

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AMAZING!

Must read for every educator of any level!! Thought provoking and makes you want to get up & get busy NOW! Thank you Dave for bringing it all to life!! TEACH LIKE A PIRATE ALWAYS!!

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  • 07-05-21

Inspiring and authentic

What an amazing book. I am so glad this audiobook is narrated by Dave Burgess himself! He did a phenomenal job. It’s inspirational, authentic and a treasure chest of ideas for any teacher.

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  • CityHunter.uK
  • 10-08-20

Enthusiastic and seriously cringeworthy

Whilst I loved the title, the book was disappointing. I am finding it difficult to finish...I'm half way through. I work largely in early years and key stage 1 and there is nothing new about the teaching strategies except maybe that he is attempting them with older students. These are tried and tested techniques and have been adopted for years in early years teaching.

Amendment: I have tried yet again to finish this book but decided to delete it instead. I can't get past the author's annoyingly over-the-top admiration for himself and the cringeworthy statements he reads from un-named and possible non-existent students, who write in exactly the same language as the author, which he uses to exemplify his reasons for singing his own praises.

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  • 08-01-20

Pirates forever!

Truly new way of looking at lesson plannig. Inspirational and practical. Burgess makes you want to get out there and DO it!

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  • Kath
  • 03-25-21

Motivational

Some good practical ideas to be a more engaging teacher. It certainly inspires you to want to do better. I found it a little preachy. Also found that the message was a bit repetitive. Some of the strategies were great ideas and I really do love the premise of wanting to do better for your students. However, from a primary teaching perspective, it’s a little difficult to put this much effort into the 6 or more lessons that you teach every day across different subject areas.