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.
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