Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life As an Educator (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/5/14
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book 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 over 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.
His middle section on "hooks" WAS interesting and there were a few things I had not thought of much before, so I will probably use a few ideas from there. But the first section and the third section of the book contains too much "fluff." I believe the book could have been much better with those sections shortened and the middle section expanded (some hooks have no examples given at all, and others have some examples but they are not as specific as they could be to truly illustrate the identified "hook"). In other words, some interesting theory, but let's hear more about how it was truly applied. Perhaps part one was so long because otherwise the book would have been too short? While I was reading I kept thinking to myself, "Okay, okay, where is the meat?" THE PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS DON'T ARRIVE IN THE BOOK UNTIL OVER HALFWAY THROUGH! You may find yourself, as I did, thinking, "Okay, any minute now I'm going to get a great example of his methods. Any page now. Surely it will be in a few more pages. . . "
I think it would have been great if Dave would have collaborated with an elementary school teacher who could have given a perspective of how some of the hooks could work in primary and intermediate grades. Or at least he ought to expand on his specific examples, or give multiple examples. It's often easy to explain how a particular hook could work in ONE case, how about a few others? While you can certainly adapt Dave's hooks from his high school social studies classes to elementary classes, the book would be stronger with that additional perspective.
If you are a teacher who has a hard time getting motivated for your school year, then maybe the first and third sections will pump you up. But if you are excited about your school year and are just looking for some fresh ideas, only about a third of this short book is "meat," and while portions are tasty, THE BOOK IS OVERPRICED FOR THE CONTENT YOU GET. If I could get a second edition with an expanded part two and a much more abbreviated part one and three, I would give this book a second shot.