Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Explore Like a Pirate: Chapter 1

Happy Tuesday!

I love summer vacation for so many reasons, but one of them is the chance to actually read a book. This summer I have several books that I plan on reading and one is Explore Like a Pirate. I am joining Rachael from Sweet Sweet Primary for her book study of this book. Come join us if you can!

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

--George S. Patton Jr.

This is a great quote and I agree with it. We are all creative individuals but many do not choose to let it shine through. Many have become so accustomed to just following along. Letting someone dictate how they work through situations and solve problems. Our kids need to learn that their isn't just one way to look at things. They need to learn how to use their creativity with the creativity of those around them to solve problems and look at situations in different ways. If we can teach them to do this we can give them so many more tools to help them as they learn and grow in their academics each year. Gamification is one way that we can approach learning in a fun and creative way for all our kiddos.

I look forward to seeing where this book leads me in my teaching for this next school year. 



  1. More great ideas and strategies are coming! Thanks for linking up!

  2. We are so accustomed to following along instead of thinking outside the box. I hope this book can help change that. I'm excited to finish reading this book, too!

  3. I am loving this book so far! I love the quote you pulled too! I think that in education we often TELL kids how to do things, but we don't let them do them enough on their own. Excited to get more ideas!

  4. Love what you wrote! Creativity is so important and gets pushed to the side way too often!