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Dave Burgess Presentation: Teach Like a PIRATE

Last Updated on Mar 10, 2017 at 11:21am | Public Information Office

Dave Burgess, a high school teacher and author of the book, Teach Like a PIRATE, presented to the Garrett County Public Schools staff on March 9 during afternoon staff development.  His message to staff was increasing student engagement and boost teacher creativity and passion.

Dave Burgess is a teacher from San Diego, California and a professional magician specializing in stand-up comedy magic.  He was the 2001 and the 2012 Golden Apple winner and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills High School.

He has been voted a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.

At a 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C., he was awarded the BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

He is the co-author of P is for PIRATE and the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, which has sparked an educational revolution all over the world. 


            Dave Burgess Staff Development 03-09-17


             Dave Burgess with staff 


            Dave Burgess Staff Development 03-09-17a





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