Teach Like a PIRATE Sketchnotes

Celebrate World Sketchnote Day! #snday2018

Sketchnoting is a powerful way to visually and graphically document ideas. It improves retention, helps draw meaning, allows an opportunity for content to be processed in different ways, and…is also just plain fun.

In honor of World Sketchnote Day (#snday2018), I would love to share the amazing work of Monica Spillman from Rome, Georgia. Monica read Teach Like a PIRATE and then created 3 BEAUTIFUL sketchnotes…one for each section of the book. Enjoy!!

Here is her #tlap Part I Sketch:


Here is Part II:

And Part III:

Thank you, Monica!! Your work is AMAZING…I absolutely love how you have visually represented my book and I really appreciate your willingness to allow me to share these brilliant sketchnotes with the world.

Want to learn more about sketchnoting?

Here is a beginner’s guide video from sketchnote rockstar, Carrie Baughcum:


Still want more? Ditch That Textbook author and Ditch That Homework co-author, Matt Miller, wrote a blog titled, Sketchnoting 101, For Those With Little Artistic Talent. That would definitely describe me!!

Here is a sketch Matt did of the Teach Like a Pirate hooks:

Check out all the action on Thursday, 1/11/2018, in the #snday2018 hashtag and also in Monica’s and Carrie’s #PassTheSketchnote hashtag!

Have an amazing day! And, if you do, sketch it for us!



I’m a fan of the distinct style of Julie Woodard‘s sketchnotes, as well. Below are 2 examples from her. One she did for a Lead Like a PIRATE blog post on the 5 steps to lead change and one for Kids Deserve It on the 10 things kids deserve.