Teach Like a PIRATE Keynotes and Workshops

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.


Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creative Brainstorming

A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use their brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.

Using Magic to Teach and Amaze

A fun, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach participants how to incorporate magic and other amazing principles into their lessons.  Effects will be performed, modeled, and taught by the instructor, a professional magician. Participants will leave ready to perform several magical effects and brimming with ideas of how to discover similar ways to hook and engage students. This session empowers teachers to embrace their personal passions and use them to create powerful learning experiences.

 You’re Not Alone! Building and Using a Professional Learning Network

Learn how to access an unbelievably rich set of resources for all subjects and stay current on emerging educational trends. You can have 365 day unlimited access to the most innovative minds in education, collaborate with like-minded educators with no geographic limitations, and personalize your professional development experience. Oh…and it’s free!! Join this entertaining, high-energy session and walk away with all of the information you need to get started immediately.

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19 thoughts on “Speaking

  1. Hello,

    I am working on a potential ASCD grant for teacher professional development. I am researching a few potential PD areas that my teachers may be interested in learning and Teach Like a Pirate is one. Could you give me an estimate of how much it would cost to have you come and speak? We have to submit a budget with the proposal. Also, if we receive the grant, what is your engagement calendar like? How far out do we need to plan? I teach for Randolph County Schools in North Carolina.

  2. Dave,
    My fourth grade teachers are going to do a “Teach Like a Pirate” book study this summer. I was wondering how to go about booking you to speak in person to my staff. Thank you.

    Dr. Steve Smith
    Dupo CUSD #196

  3. Hi, Dave.
    I’m interested in talking with you about a speaking engagement in Devils Lake, ND. Two possible dates include:
    January 16, 2017
    August (teen week) 2017

  4. Hi Dave,
    We are looking for annual conference kenote for Thursday Feb. 2nd, 2017 in Austin, Texas for the TEXAS ASSOCIATION FOR ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION, This is a teacher group for “kids at risk” and funding wise they are at the bottom of the totem pole feeling unappreciated. These teachers are unique in that they can teach these tough kids when mainstream teachers can not reach them.
    We are looking for the following time slots: 8:30am-9:45 Keynote “Teach Like a Pirate” followed by 10:15-11:15 “Your Not Alone”

  5. Hi Dave!

    I read your book this summer and shared it with my principal. We would love for you to come and do a workshop with our staff this fall. We are a K-12 school in Gadsden, AL. What is the cost? I look forward to hearing from you.


  6. HI Dave,

    I am involved in a program this year at my school that pays for PD if we apply. Will you be in Houston, TX or any where around Houston sometime this year? If so, I would like to sign up.

    Thanks so much!

  7. I am looking for information about upcoming workshops and an estimate for having Dave come speak in our school district. Could you please provide any available information?

  8. I am interested in having you come and work with the staff in our county. Could you please get in touch with me about developing a plan and schedule? Also, what are your rates?

  9. I am interested in attending one of your workshops in TEXAS.
    I see that you will be going to Ft. Worth. Do you have a date planned? Do you have other TX engagements?

  10. Good Evening Dave!
    We brought you in to speak to our staff in the Horseheads School District last year. I was wondering if you could tell me where you will be speaking for the 2016 – 2017 school year. I would love to bring some of my staff members to one of your sessions who did not hear you speak last year.
    Thanks, Patti Sotero

  11. Granite school district in Salt Lake Cityis planning a conference for teachers August 15,16,17. Would you be available any of those days and what is your cost?