Monday, September 16, 2013

Teach Like a PIRATE Week 1: Introduction

Welcome to the Fall 2013 eLearning book group. This week we want to give you a chance to meet each other. As a comment to this post, please share your name, your school and district, and your role there. Also, share what you know about this book or teaching like a "PIRATE." Be ready next Monday to discuss the first two sections of the book, "Passion" and "Immersion." Aside from this book group, if you are interested in connecting with others who are reading and who have read the book, visit Twitter and utilize the Teach Like a PIRATE hashtag, #tlap. Be sure to include our hashtag, #INeLearn, so other Indiana teachers can connect with you.

40 comments:

  1. Jane Bitting, Assistant Principal, Huntington North High School

    I have read TLAP and am looking forward to a re-read with a book study to gain more ideas.

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  2. Michelle Lyons Sparling, English Teacher and Department Chair, Southwood Jr.-Sr. High School. I also teach one Current Events class. I have never heard of this book, but I am looking forward to reading it.

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  3. Amy Sayers, 21st Century Classroom Coach, Lakeland School Corporation.

    I work to help teachers bring technology into their classroom...to help them build a classroom climate where students AND teachers feel safe to explore and learn together.

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  4. Vicki Schmidt .. Wea Ridge Middle School .. Choirs 6,7,8 & general music
    Tippecanoe School Corporation

    I've read the first chapter and loved it. Can't wait to read on. The more ideas one acquires, the better to enjoy what one does.

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  5. Kim Barth, Student Teacher, Elwood Middle School.
    I currently teach fifth grade, and I'm looking forward to reading and getting ideas for my own classroom.

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  6. Kari Catanzaro, 6th Grade Social Studies, Maconaquah Middle School. I read TLAP this summer- and I'm rereading it again in schoolwide silent reading each week this fall to refresh. My absolute favorite teacher book EVER- and I enjoy following Social Studies #sstlap and just #tlap on Twitter- have made some amazing friends. If you connect, you'll be inspired by the author Dave Burgess who jumps in all the time to connect with us too. Can't wait to connect and learn with Indiana teachers, using our curriculums + inspiration from PLN and TLAP.

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    1. Hi Kari! Nice to Steve you here. Heard about TLAP thru tprs people. Seems to fit!

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    2. Hi, Kari! Thank so much for your kind words about TLAP and the Twitter chats. I absolutely love the new connections I've made through this book and #tlap...glad to have you on the crew!!

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  7. Beth Small, 1st grade teacher @ Rushville Elementary East. I don't have a great deal of background knowledge about this TLAP but i'm looking forward to reading it and the discussions to come. What a great opportunity for growth and collaboration!

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  8. Cathy Gohmann - I teach 10th and 12th grade English at Southwood Jr.-Sr. High School in Wabash, IN. I am not familiar with the book but I am ready to jump right into it.

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  9. Crystal Mart - Secondary Instructional Coach, Tippecanoe School Corporation
    I love the title of this book! Just having read the first sections makes me miss my classroom, but gives me ideas to pass on to our first-year teachers. Being the biggest kid and most passionate learner in your room is highly contagious to our students and draws them into every lesson we teach!

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  10. Paula Neidlinger- Lincoln Jr. High- Plymouth School Corporation- 7th & 8th grade language arts-

    I am not familiar with this book, so I am excited to get started. I have utilized many of ideas from our summer book reading, so I am sure this one will be top-notch as well.

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    1. Hi Paula- glad to "see" you again. Our summer book read WAS a good time, wasn't it :-)

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  11. Hi! I'm Kari Johnson from Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. I am an eLearning Coach and am also the Professional Career Internship Coordinator. I don't have any knowledge of this book, but have heard fantastic things about it and am excited to jump right in and learn some great things that will make me a better educator!

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  12. Lisa Bever - eLearning Coach/Technology Assistant-Metropolitan School District of Wabash County

    I've just started the book and love the concept. I believe finding passion in all areas of our lives is imperative.

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  13. Phil Zellers- eLearning Coach/Social Studies Teacher at Perry Central Jr./Sr. High School. I have not read this book yet but have heard a lot of good things about it on Twitter and other social media networks. I look forward to getting started!

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    1. Glad to have another Social studies teacher on board- you'll love the book, a rare read from a fellow Social studies teacher.

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  14. Hello!!! I am Kerri Gieras. I teach students. (Before the summer eLearning class, my chosen teaching description would have been special education/intense intervention.) My classroom is housed at Vernon Manor Children's Home in Wabash, Indiana and we are part of Wabash Miami Area Program/Metropolitan School District of Wabash.

    The positive eLearning experience this summer was the impetus of continuing with the fall reading book club. I know nothing about the book. I look forward to pushing myself to at least be a "Twitter Novice."

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    1. Hi Kerri! I love that you are ready to give Twitter a try! I invite you to follow @INeLearn and we will follow you back! I'm excited to see our book club blog interactions carry over into some Tweets that can reach an even larger audience!

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  15. Stacey Schmidt--Superintendent, Porter Township Schools. Haven't read the book--looking forward to it!

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  16. Hi my name is Jamie Guillaume and I am an eLearning Coach at Perry Central Community Schools. I am looking forward to learning with all of you through this book club.

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  17. Hi Janet Holzer French grades 6, 7, and 8 at Eastwood Middle School, MSDWT Washington temp Indianapolis . I read TLAP over the summer and am looking forward to getting the push to use ideas.

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    1. Yippee Skippee, Janet is in our discussion group! I absolutely love this group- and the book- perfect for TPRSers.

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  19. My name is Kim Hendrick and I am the eLearning & Marketing Specialist at the Indiana Online Academy. I just received my copy of TLAP in the mail and am anxious to read it. I love the spirit of the pirate description and how it relates to educators. Looking forward to connecting with you all!

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  20. Hi! My name is Anne Marshall and I am a Title One Lead Teacher/Interventionist for the Tippecanoe School Corporation. I have heard SO MUCH about TLAP on Twitter and it has been on my list of books to read for quite awhile now. :)
    This book club is the motivation I needed to get started!

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    1. Welcome Anne. I really like this book blog as they always have great books to discuss. I feel like I am out of the loop as I had not heard of this book before and most everyone has. I visited the Twitter feed and am amazed at the educators that have read and are putting it to work. Guess I will read ahead so I can jump right in.

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  21. (I almost feel like I'm introducting myself for the Miss America pageant._ I'm Susie Highley, and I'm the media specialist for Creston Middle School/Intermediate Academy. This book has been on my radar for a long time, because I've noticed lots of #tlap on twitter, and various other mentions. I noticed as I read through the introductions that we have a real variety of educators so far, which is a great thing. Contemplating how to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day tomorrow!

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  22. Hi, I'm Kathy Martin, and I am the District Title 1 Director for Lake Ridge Schools. I look forward to reading this book and supporting our teachers!

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  23. Hello! My name is Kim Schrank and I am a fourth grade teacher at Maxwell Intermediate in Greenfield Central Schools. I have not read the book and after reading the introduction, I am excited to see what it has to offer! I am in need of ideas for engaging students this year.

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  24. Hello! My name is Julie Myers. I teach fourth grade students at Eastview Elementary in Fayette County. I have not heard of this book before but I'm looking forward to reading and sharing.

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  25. Hello! I am Kris Walsh, an eLearning coach from Perry Central Community Schools. I have heard a lot of good things about the book and was excited to find out that it was the new book club selection!

    I look forward to discussing and learning with you!

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  27. I'm Ingrid Saxman, fifth grade teacher at East Elementary in Jay School Corporation. I teach language arts, math, and social studies. I'm not very tech savy, so I'm looking forward to reading Teach Like a Pirate, but also gaining some social media skills as well. Looks like this will be an interesting group of people to "meet."

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  28. Hi everyone, I am a technology integration specialist with Five-Star Technology Solutions. I work with the teachers and students of the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation. Before becoming a TIS in February of 2013, I was a junior high and high school math teacher for eight and a half years.
    I first heard about Teach Like a Pirate on Twitter this past spring, and I was intrigued right away. I purchased the book for my Kindle app at the beginning of the summer, but I still have not read it. I am joining this book club so that I have accountability for reading the book, so that I become just as enthused and excited as the #tlap chatters, and so that I can gain ideas to pass along.

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  29. Tim Kasper, Director of eLearning, Danville Community Schools. Started reading #tlap. Dave Burgess has a well-written book that is easy to understand and relate to. Looking forward to the discussions!

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  30. Hi, Everyone! Kristie Shoup. Special Education teacher at Winchester Community High School (Randolph Central School Corporation). I have not read the book before now. I am looking forward to reading it and learning how to teach like a pirate with everyone else.

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  31. Wow! I am so excited to read about all of the phenomenal educators who have joined us for the fall book group. We have a great variety of subject areas represented and I see many names that are new to our eLearning book groups. Welcome to all of you! If you have friends or colleagues who are interested in participating, please let them know that it's not too late to join! By the way, my name is Meri Carnahan and I am an eLearning Resource Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. I will be reading the book along with you and posting each week's discussion questions.

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  32. Hi everybody!! I'm super excited that TLAP was chosen for this amazing group. I can't wait to peek in and follow the conversation. I hope to be able to throw in my 2 cents occasionally, as well. I really appreciate your enthusiasm for the message...it was a book that I poured my heart into and I refused to allow any outside "hands" get on it that might want to alter the message. I hope you enjoy the journey!!

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  33. Hello! I'm Deb Greiwe. I teach Kindergarten at St. Mary's School in Greensburg. We are part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. I know I am starting late, but I have really enjoyed the book so far and have loved reading all of your comments!

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