WHO: New teachers, teachers in the later stages of their career, and those feeling the grind.
HOW: Discussing books is not something I normally do on this blog, but this book is something special. I have never been one for reading, but after picking up a copy of “Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess, I found a spark to innovate again and developed a passion for reading books by teachers. I would recommend this book to new teachers to learn ways to develop amazing lessons. Teachers that may be feeling the grind over their career will walk away from the book refreshed and remember why they got into the passion to start. The main focus of the book is developing “hooks” to grab students attention and engage them in the lesson. The biggest take away for me is the adage: “Do students run TO your classroom, or AWAY from it”?
WHEN: This book makes a great gift for any teacher. It is small enough to read in a weekend but it could also make for a great book-study program for an entire school.