Dave Burgess is a U.S. History teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego and a semi-professional
magician specializin...
P assion
I mmersion
R apport
A sk & Analyze
T ransformation
E nthusiasm
http://daveburgess.com
PASSION
“Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” –Denis Diderot
The deep, dark, secret probl...
IMMERSION
The one secret that is guaranteed to make you a dramatically better lover is ….

Immersion vs. Focus (swimming p...
ASK & ANALYZE
“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question” –E.E. Cummings
“The important thing is to n...
TRANSFORMATION
“Provide an uncommon experience for your students, and they will reward you with an
uncommon effort and att...
ENTHUSIASM
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There is nothing more contagious o...
My First 3 Days
DAY 1

The Play Dough Lesson
Hook: Good Morning Training and Play Dough out on desks
1) Distribute and Dis...
HOOKS: A Crash Course
Swimming with the Sharks

Taboo

Board Message

The Mystery Bag

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Props

Music

The Cook Hook

Teasers (Promoting/Marketing in Advance)

The Student on Stage

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The Safari

Kinesthetic

The Plot Overlay

Choreographed Chaos

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Contest/Challenge

Call and Response

Room Transformation

The Guest Speaker

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Pillage and Plunder

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Pillage and Plunder

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  1. 1. Dave Burgess is a U.S. History teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego and a semi-professional magician specializing in stand-up comedy magic. He was a 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient in the Grossmont Union High School District and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year at West Hills. He has been voted a faculty standout for seventeen 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. Dave is also a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His seminars and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. He is the author of Teach Like a PIRATE, currently available on Amazon. You can contact Dave at outrageousteaching@gmail.com On Twitter he is @burgessdave Please go to http://daveburgess.com to sign-up for my 100% FREE Outrageous Teaching e-mail updates filled with tips, techniques and motivational messages for teachers. You will also receive free access to one of my latest hooks in PDF and video form. http://daveburgess.com
  2. 2. P assion I mmersion R apport A sk & Analyze T ransformation E nthusiasm http://daveburgess.com
  3. 3. PASSION “Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” –Denis Diderot The deep, dark, secret problem that all teachers share (and the solution!): 1. Within my subject content areas, I am passionate about: 2. Within my profession, but not specific to my subject matter, I am passionate about: 3. Completely outside of my profession, I am passionate about: Passion makes you relentless and uncompromising in your pursuit of excellence. Passion allows you to conquer the day-to-day frustrations and obstacles of our profession. Connecting, or reconnecting, to your passions brings fulfillment as an educator. http://daveburgess.com
  4. 4. IMMERSION The one secret that is guaranteed to make you a dramatically better lover is …. Immersion vs. Focus (swimming pool example) RAPPORT “One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful. Subduing the other’s military without battle is the most skillful.” –Sun Tzu Rapport provides you with the information you need to create powerful hooks. Rapport allows you to create buy-in. Rapport allows you to develop relationships of influence. My First 3 Days: Investing time on the front end to more effectively and efficiently use time for the rest of the year. The No-Meanness Zone NOTHING is more important to me than creating the right classroom environment. http://daveburgess.com
  5. 5. ASK & ANALYZE “Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question” –E.E. Cummings “The important thing is to not stop questioning” –Albert Einstein “Questions are the laser of human consciousness” –Anthony Robbins The myth of the blinding flash of light How can we develop creativity? Are you tuned to the right station/frequency? Creative genius is more about hard work and directed attention than it is about brilliance The 6 Words: Failure vs. Feedback: A Paradigm Shift You MUST create a system for capturing your thoughts and ideas http://daveburgess.com
  6. 6. TRANSFORMATION “Provide an uncommon experience for your students, and they will reward you with an uncommon effort and attitude.” –Dave Burgess Your doorway can be the entrance into another world! The Power of the Purple Cow Positioning (avoiding the medicine approach) Two Tough Questions! 1. 2. Reframing http://daveburgess.com
  7. 7. ENTHUSIASM “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is nothing more contagious on this planet than enthusiasm. The songs become incidental, what people receive is your joy.” - Carlos Santana “If the body leads, the brain will follow.” – Dave Burgess The commitment to be ON for every class: The Power of Physiology: Rituals: http://daveburgess.com
  8. 8. My First 3 Days DAY 1 The Play Dough Lesson Hook: Good Morning Training and Play Dough out on desks 1) Distribute and Discuss Course Handout 2) Students open play dough and must create something that is in some way representative of them. (Teacher circulates and interacts with students) 3) Teacher moves throughout the whole room asking students their names and having them show and explain their creations to the class. 4) Contest Flourish: Any student who can correctly identify every student in the class by name wins a prize. 5) Extra-time: Do-as-I-do ropes DAY 2 The “Stranded” Lesson Hook: “The Plane Crash” reenactment 1) After the plane crash performance, students get into groups and use the stranded handout to choose who will stay on the island and who will get rescued. The key emphasis is placed on proper group dynamics and positive interactions. (Teacher circulates to observe and interact with students) 2) Each group has a representative report their choices to the class as a whole. Teacher records each group’s choices on white board chart. Groups must verbally justify their choices. 3) Teacher debriefs assignment 4) Extra time: Continue name contest or Do-as-I-do ropes DAY 3 The Method to the Madness Lesson Hook: Brain striptease and teacher vs. researcher fight A high-energy lecture and discussion about § Brain research § Learning styles § Multiple intelligences § Mnemonics § Learning environment Main theme: This class will be different and you can absolutely be successful here no matter what your past experiences have been in school. http://daveburgess.com
  9. 9. HOOKS: A Crash Course Swimming with the Sharks Taboo Board Message The Mystery Bag http://daveburgess.com
  10. 10. Props Music The Cook Hook Teasers (Promoting/Marketing in Advance) The Student on Stage http://daveburgess.com
  11. 11. The Safari Kinesthetic The Plot Overlay Choreographed Chaos http://daveburgess.com
  12. 12. Contest/Challenge Call and Response Room Transformation The Guest Speaker http://daveburgess.com
  13. 13. Pillage and Plunder http://daveburgess.com
  14. 14. Pillage and Plunder http://daveburgess.com

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