PETERBOROUGH, N.H., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not always smooth sailing when you're a teacher—navigating the challenges that today's educators face is a job that requires determination, daring, and the PIRATE spirit! Education expert Dave Burgess, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning educator, is on a mission to help educators rekindle their passion for teaching and connect with their students using his PIRATE philosophy.
Staff Development for Educators' (SDE) one-day seminar Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator, offered this May for educators of grades K-12, is designed to help Increase student engagement and reignite teacher passion through Burgess' PIRATE philosophy (Passion, Immersion, Rapport, Ask & Analyze, Transformation, and Enthusiasm).
Burgess will treat registrants to a day of inspiration, magic, humor, and practical strategies, including instruction to design lessons that are creative, innovative, and deeply relevant to students.
"Relationships with students are vital to their learning," explains Burgess. "I can help educators create the 'hooks' that create those lasting impressions with them. In our day together, I will take you on a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational journey that will transform the way you view and approach your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a classroom that is a life-changer for your students."
Burgess, an award‑winning teacher of more than 17 years, is the best‑selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator and co‑author of P Is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC's for Educators. He is well known for his outrageously energetic and creative style. His programs not only inspire and motivate educators, but also provide practical strategies to dramatically improve instruction and student engagement.
Additionally, attendees will learn how to sidestep the barriers that dull their passion for teaching. He demonstrates how great teachers apply strategies to approach each year and curriculum with enthusiasm so that students, too, will be motivated. Burgess will identify common roadblocks, explore how to overcome them, explain why an enthusiastic outlook is vital to teaching, and share the secrets to maintaining it throughout the school day.
As part of their registration, attendees will receive Burgess' best-selling book, Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator. All SDE events include a free resource book of handouts, lesson ideas, and reproducibles. With the paid registration of a staff member, SDE extends free tuition to a principal from the same building, and also offers group discounts for groups of 10+ and 20+.
Teach Like a PIRATE will be offered in Oak Lawn, IL on May 11, 2016, and Livonia, MI on May 10, 2016. Educators interested registering for this seminar, or learning about more about SDE's national conferences, upcoming SDE events, or other professional development opportunities, can visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Development for Educators is America's leading provider of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. SDE believes that educators have the most important job in the world. That's Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
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