The goal of this book club will be to discuss the ideas from the book as a global community, collecting ideas from other educators, and having conversations about their applications in education.
We will do this on Twitter, using the hashtag #tlap, and we will meet every Monday evening at 8:00 CST for one hour. Since this hashtag already has a large following, the discussions are sure to be lively and include many people from around the world!
Our first Twitter chat will take place on Monday, June 17th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. CST. You can read the whole book before then, or just read through page 18. (At the bottom of this page is the weekly breakdown of pages to read for each chat, if you choose to follow it.) We will be discussing the following questions on June 17th:
- Why did you decide to read Teach Like a Pirate? What do you hope to get out of this book?
- What does passion in the classroom look like to you? What are you already doing that shows your passion?
- How are your students showing passion? What opportunities do your students have to show their passion?
- @BurgessDave said, "We are not passionate about everything we teach." What can we do in these situations?
- @BurgessDave said that we are "either lifeguards or swimmers." What does total immersion in class look like?
- How do we encourage others around us to jump from their lifeguard stands into the water? Should that even be a focus?
- What is one goal that you will set to increase your passion or immerse yourself in your teaching more next year?
- 5 minutes left. Does anyone have any additional thoughts that they would like to discuss tonight?
Your moderators for the weekly chats will be:
Weekly Readings (Tentative Schedule):
- June 17, 2013: "Part 1: Passion & Immersion": Introduction - page 18
- June 24, 2013: "Part 1: Rapport & Ask and Analyze": pages 19-54
- July 1, 2013: "Part 1: Transformation & Enthusiasm": pages 55-71
- July 8, 2013: "Part 2: Crafting Engaging Lessons (Part 1 of 2)": pages 75-106
- July 15, 2013: "Part 2: Crafting Engaging Lessons (Part 2 of 2)": pages 107-141
- July 22, 2013: "Part 3: Building a Better Pirate": pages 145-176
- Discussions will continue after July 22nd, but the questions will not be focused on specific pages in the book.
In case you miss any chats, each week's chat will be archived on this blog using Storify: