This summer at NTPRS in Dallas, I was introduced to a new book that I just had to read as soon as I heard about it! Dave Burgess is the author of Teach LIke A Pirate and I highly recommend reading it. Amazon says that this book “offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator”, and it is all true. I can’t say I’ve dressed up in a pirate costume (or any other costume for that matter) in front of my classes yet, but maybe one day!
I also found this printable PDF of all the hooks Dave Burgess talks about in his book on the 2 Smart Wenches website. These flashcards would be a great resource to have handy when lesson planning.