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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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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.

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  • Kelly Penning
  • 24-06-2019

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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  • Melanie
  • 21-01-2019

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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  • Alex Ramirez
  • 06-08-2019

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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  • Scott Donaghe
  • 24-02-2019

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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  • Hol..kk
  • 30-07-2019

Student teacher

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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  • Carly
  • 11-07-2019

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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  • ktqrtpint79
  • 11-04-2021

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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  • Andrea Cannegieter
  • 12-03-2021

Aaaarrrrggghhh.

Don't teach like parrot. Teach like a pirate! Truly inspirational read or in this case, listen.

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  • John W. Gastil
  • 04-03-2021

concise and on point

If you teach at any level, this book is inspirational and practical at the same time. The author has clearly honed his analysis and examples over years of teaching workshops and seminars. though he has his experience teaching at the high school level, I found that all of these ideas applied well at the university level, where I have taught for two decades. For experienced teachers, this book will be at times a revelation and other times a validation. All along the way, it's just a fun listen.

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  • Timothy Gunter
  • 02-02-2021

Worth your time to listen

This book definitely has me thinking about creativity in lesson planning. Looking forward to implementing some of the authors suggestions to my teaching style.

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  • CityHunter.uK
  • 08-10-2020

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2020

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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