P Is For Pirate

Instructional Leadership Book Study

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate. Then be a pirate.

“Pirates are daring, adventurous, and willing to set forth into uncharted territories with no guarantee of success. They reject the status quo and refuse to conform to any society that stifles creativity and independence. They are entrepreneurs who take risks and are willing to travel to the ends of the earth for that which they value.”
Dave Burgess, Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
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Arghhh you ready?

I can't lie... I love a good pun. I even like the bad ones! So you should consider yourself warned! (Feel free to throw em back at me, by all means!) How are you enjoying P Is For Pirate? Any "letters" really standing out to you? I caught myself taking notes as I read- some were connections that I was making to the text, but others were direct quotes that really hit home. This was a quick read, for sure, but one that I can see going back to read again and again.

What is our purpose? What do we want to accomplish?

On the G is for GPS page, Dave Burgess asks, "If your students had to describe their experience in your class using only five words, what would you want those words to be? Your answer is your destination." I would challenge this crew to change the word class to school... Be ready to talk about this!

That conversation will help to determine what we want to accomplish, to address, to learn about. to teach others about... Obviously, we won't be able to do everything all at once. Creating a strategy and plan...one might even say.... a map leading us to our treasure.

How can we share what we are learning?

EduAllStars Podcast #4 - Dave Burgess (Teach Like a Pirate)