Teach Like a Pirate

Teach Like a Pirate not only encouraged me to take some educational risks and step outside of my comfort zone to try new (and engaging) lessons, but it also gave me validation for many things I was already implementing in my classroom. TLAP turned me on to using a Twitter PLN to gain personal PD that interested me, which has connected me with incredible educators across the world. Additionally, I’ve read a large number of books that Dave Burgess Publishing has put out to aid my professional growth and to get me excited before, during, and after each school year.


Submitted by Jennifer Gates, teacher at Randolph Elementary School