Pirate Books

Dave Burgess Consulting is building an unbelievably diverse and powerful array of books that are having a dramatic impact on classrooms and schools across the country.

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Teach Like a PIRATE

by Dave Burgess @burgessdave

tlap bookTeach Like a PIRATE is the New York Times best-selling book that has sparked a worldwide educational revolution. It is part inspirational manifesto that ignites passion for the profession and part practical road map filled with dynamic strategies to dramatically increase student engagement. Translated into four languages, its message resonates with educators who want to design outrageously creative lessons and transform school into a life-changing experience for students.

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pure genius bookPure Genius

by Don Wettrick @DonWettrick

For far too long, schools have been bastions of boredom, killers of creativity, and way too comfortable with compliance and conformity. In Pure Genius, Don Wettrick explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help you create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning. Wettrick’s book inspires and equips educators with a systematic blueprint for teaching innovation in any school.

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p is for pirate coverP is for Pirate

by Dave Burgess @burgessdave
and Shelley Burgess @burgess_shelley

A is for Anchor, B is for Bungee… and P is for PIRATE! Teaching is an adventure that stretches the imagination and calls for creativity every day! In P is for Pirate, husband and wife team Dave and Shelley Burgess encourage and inspire educators to make their classrooms fun and exciting places to learn. Tapping into years of personal experience, and drawing on the insights of more than 70 educators, the authors offer a wealth of ideas for making learning and teaching more fulfilling than ever before.

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Learn Like a PIRATE

by Paul Solarz @PaulSolarz

llap coverToday’s job market demands that students be prepared to take responsibility for their lives and careers. We do them a disservice if we teach them how to earn passing grades without equipping them to take charge of their education. In Learn Like a Pirate, Paul Solarz explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. Discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

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Ditch That Textbook

by Matt Miller @jmattmiller

dtt front coverTextbooks are symbols of centuries of old education. They’re often outdated as soon as they hit students’ desks. Acting “by the textbook” implies compliance and a lack of creativity. It’s time to ditch those textbooks—and those textbook assumptions about learning! In Ditch That Textbook, teacher and blogger Matt Miller encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices. It empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods. Ditch That Textbook is a support system, toolbox, and manifesto to help educators free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms.

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50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom

by Alice Keeler @alicekeeler and Libbi Miller @millerlibbi

50 things google classroomAdding technology to classrooms isn’t optional; it’s a must if students are going to be well-equipped for the future. In 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom, Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller shorten the learning curve by providing a thorough overview of the Google Classroom app. Part of Google Apps for Education (GAfE), Google Classroom was specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital. Complete with screenshots, this book provides ideas and step-by-step instruction to help teachers encourage student collaboration, seamlessly use other Google tools, such as Google Docs, provide timely feedback to students and more.

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The Zen Teacher

by Dan Tricarico @thezenteacher

zen teacher coverTeachers have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers be their best—unrushed and fully focused—so they can maximize their performance and improve their quality of life. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice—something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability to thrive in the classroom.

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Master the Media

by Julie Smith @julnilsmith

master the mediaWithout question, television, films, radio, and music, the Internet, social media, news programs, and books and magazines are part of our daily lives. And while some claim that all of this media consumption is detrimental to society, the truth is it doesn’t have to be. Times have changed. Technology connects us today in new and exciting ways. We have more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read. And, as Julie Smith explains in Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World, with that control comes a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume. Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, Master the Media explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media.

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The Innovator’s Mindset

by George Couros @gcouros

innovators mindset coverKids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. In The Innovator’s Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore—and to become forward-thinking leaders.  The Innovator’s Mindset includes practical suggestions for unleashing your students’ and teachers’ talent. You’ll also read encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.” 

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Explore Like a Pirate

by Michael Matera @mrmatera

Explore Like a PirateAre you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential work that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning. In Explore Like a PIRATE, Matera serves as your experienced guid
e to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.


 

Play Like a Pirate

Book Play Like a Pirateby Quinn Rollins

Students spend hours of every day bored. If they’re bored, they’re unlikely to remember what we’re trying to help them learn. Using tools they love – LEGO, Hot Wheels, action figures, Barbie, superheroes, and games – Rollins will help you make connections to your curriculum, bringing some fun back into your classroom. Rollins shares both big ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage your students – and will show you how the best tools to reach those kids were within your reach all along.


Your School Rocks… So Tell People!

Your School Rocks... So Tell People

by Ryan McLane and Eric Lowe

Great things are happening in your school every day. The problem is: no one beyond your school walls knows about them. School principals Ryan McLane and Eric Lowe want to help you get the word out! In Your School Rocks… So Tell People! McLane and Lowe offer more than seventy immediately actionable tips along with easy-to-follow instructions and links to video tutorials. This practical guide will equip you to create an effective and manageable communication strategy using social media tools. Learn how to keep your students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in your school.

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How Much Water Do We Have?

71fU0f0VYZLby Pete Nunweiler

If questions like these have run through your mind lately, chances are you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or fearful. Whether those questions are the result of positive changes, like business growth or the birth of a child, or unwanted circumstances, such as stress at the workplace or divorce, the right resources and support can help you successfully navigate those challenges.

In How Much Water Do We Have? Pete Nunweiler identifies five key elements that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. He calls these elements the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.


140 Twitter Tips for Educators

Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network, and Reinvigorate Your Career

By Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco

140 TwitterWhatever questions you have about education or about how you can be even better at your job, you’ll find ideas, resources, and a vibrant network of professionals ready to help you on Twitter. In 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, #Satchat hosts and founders of Evolving Educators, Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco offer step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.


The Classroom Chef 

Sharpen your lessons. Season your classes. Make math meaningful.

By John Stevens and Matt Vaudrey
DBC Classroom Chef flatIn The Classroom Chef, math teachers and instructional coaches John Stevens and Matt Vaudrey share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them “get” math. You can use these ideas and methods as-is, or better yet, tweak them and create your own enticing educational meals. The message the authors share is that, with imagination and preparation, every teacher can be a Classroom Chef.


Launch

Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

By John Spencer and A.J. Juliani
small LAUNCH-FLAT copyEducators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani know firsthand the challenges teachers face every day: School can be busy. Materials can be scarce. The creative process can seem confusing. Curriculum requirements can feel limiting. Those challenges too often bully creativity, pushing it to the side as an “enrichment activity” that gets put off or squeezed into the tiniest time block. We can do better. We must do better if we’re going to prepare students for their future.


Kids Deserve It!

Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking.

By Todd Nesloney @TechNinjaTodd and Adam Welcome @awelcome 
KDI - FLATIn Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you’re at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place. Learn why you should be calling parents to praise your students (and employees). Discover ways to promote family interaction and improve relationships for kids at school and at home. Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students.

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50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

A Student-Centered Approach

by Alice Keeler @alicekeeler and Libbi Miller @millerlibbi

50 Things furtherThis book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 more tips. The book is chock full of ways to take Google Classroom further with tips, resources, and templates.  This book helps you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Lisa Highfill, co-author of the book “The HyperDoc Handbook,” provides the foreword to give her view on shifting the classroom model.


The Writing on the Classroom Wall

How Posting About Your Most Passionate Beliefs Can Empower, Propel, and Lead.

By Steve Wborney

TWOTCW-Flat22 Teachers, 22 Learners.  In Steve Wyborney’s classroom, everyone is a teacher and a learner. That may be true in your classroom as well, but do your students know you are ready to learn right alongside them?  It’s a simple idea, but one that when publicly shared on his classroom’s wall significantly influenced the way Steve approached teaching – and the willingness of his students to risk expressing novel ideas.  In The Writing on the Classroom Wall, Steve explains how posting and discussing Big Ideas can lead to deeper learning.  From this book, you’ll learn why: sharing your ideas will sharpen and refine them.  It’s okay if some of your ideas fall off the wall.  The Big Ideas you share don’t have to be profound to make a profound impact on learning.  If you look around your classroom, you will see it: a blank space on your wall that is waiting for you to post your deepest, most passionate beliefs about learning.  Will you share your Big Ideas?