Argh! Are ye ready for another series of Book Study Mondays? Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess will transform your classroom! Check out some of these great quotes:
I can walk by the open door of a classroom and tell you after a couple of minutes whether the teacher is a lifeguard or a swimmer. A lifeguard sits above the action and supervises the pool deck.
For most of us, creative genius is developed through hard work, directed attention, and relentless engagement in the creative process.
For example, if you notice that your class is not engaged by your presentation, it isn't helpful or empowering to blame your students. Obviously, if they're not engaged, they are providing you with some critical feedback: what you are doing is not engaging for this audience, on this day. Try to evaluate and learn from that feedback without taking it too personally.If you're ready to walk the plank, grab yourself a copy of the book and join me back here next Monday night for Chapter 1.