Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Dave Burgess #WOWW

Dave Burgess author of Teach Like a PIRATE
Tomorrow is the day. The day that will change lives of the Agriculture Education students, cooperating teachers of the 2016 student teacher candidates, and of course anyone at the University who gets to experience the one and only educational pirate, Dave Burgess.


Dave Burgess is delivering inspirational messages to Penn State students on National Teach Ag! Day which is tomorrow, September 24th! How did Dave Burgess become a Pirate you may ask? Well that is simple! Dave wrote a New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and is a co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. In regards to his book, Teach Like a PIRATE, it has sparked a fullscale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms.
 Due to his hard work and different styles of teaching, he has been recognized as a 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year which was presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Other awards include, award-winning teacher of the Year from San Diego, California, recognized as Teacher of the Year, is a Golden Apple recipient and has been a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years! As you can tell by all of his awards, Dave Burgess has been a role model in the teaching industry.
Tomorrow on National Teach Ag! Day, Dave will be presenting an inspirational work session in the Freeman Auditorium located in the HUB- Robeson Center from 8:30 to 10AM and you can purchase his book and even get it signed by him! Following this presentation Dave will also be doing a workshop session with the 2016 Student Teacher Candidates and their Cooperating Teachers! Please come out and enjoy his innovative work session tomorrow! See you there!


To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at teachag@psu.edu. Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.


Olivia Murphy-Sweet
Student Blogger
Teach Ag! Avenger
Twitter Handle @OSweetMurph  
2016 Agricultural Education Student Teacher 

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