Massive DBC book giveaway!

It’s competition time!

On August 30th, I turn thirty. I want to mark the occasion on my blog and take the opportunity to thank all of the teachers who have supported it over the last couple of years. I have been given a wonderful opportunity to do just that.

I often talk about Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. books because I enjoy them so much and they inspire me, my teaching practice and my writing. The many DBC authors, including husband and wife Dave and Shelley Burgess, are very active on Twitter and always willing to support. Over the years, I have developed lovely friendships with many of them (I’m quoted in Tara Martin’s fantastic book). Above all else, the authors know how to build online communities of educators that are encouraging and supportive.

My positive responses to the books have not gone unnoticed. To thank me for my support, Dave and Shelley have very generously donated thirty of their books to me so that I can, in turn, thank those who have supported me. To celebrate my 30th birthday, the thirty titles are all up for grabs. I’m sure that they will inspire you as much as they inspired me (although I haven’t read them all yet). It’s not completely selfless on my part. In the process, I hope to build my social platforms and connect with more educators.

Without further ado, let’s get the giveaway underway! To enter the draw, follow the easy instructions for Facebook and/or Twitter and then, if successful, I’ll send your chosen book directly to your door. Good luck!

How to enter on Twitter:

  1. Follow me on Twitter (if you don’t already).
  2. Tweet any blog post from my blog (it could be this one). Mention me in the tweet (@AdamHillEDU) and include #MrHillDBC30 to help me to keep track of entries. You could also add other relevant hashtags and/or mention other teachers who might appreciate the post.

How to enter on Facebook:

  1. ‘Like’ my Facebook page (if you haven’t already).
  2. Scroll through the page to find a post that interests you. Give it a ‘Like’ and add a comment. Simple! The comment might be an explanation of why the post resonated with you or it could even be in disagreement. As a lazier option, simply tag a few teacher friends who might appreciate it. Any comment will do. I enjoy the discussions and always respond.

Competition details:

  • Your name will be entered into the draw each time you tweet/comment. More engagement = more entries!
  • There is no limit to how many books you can win. If you’re in the draw multiple times, you could win multiple times.
  • Five winners will be selected at random every Wednesday for the next six weeks, starting Wednesday 25th July 2018.
  • The entries will not be removed each week. Your entry will stay in the draw until it wins.
  • Wednesday winners will be announced on both Twitter and Facebook.
  • Each winner will be able to choose their prize from the remaining books. Enter early for first dibs!

I hope that this competition will allow me to expand my PLN and grow my blog, but it’s mainly an opportunity for me to thank those who continue to support and encourage me. It really means the world. Once again, thank you for everything… and happy birthday to me! I can’t wait to share these brilliant books with you. The competition is officially open. Good luck!


In the same order as the above picture, here is a complete list of the thirty titles. Click the links for more information or get in touch for recommendations.

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Kasey Bell, 2018

Teaching Math with Google Apps: 50 G Suite Activities

Alice Keeler and Diana Herrington, 2017

Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can

Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler, 2018

Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, 2016

The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator’s Creative Breakthrough

Wade King and Hope King, 2018

Let Them Speak: How Student Voice Can Transform Your School

Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter, 2018

Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Dave Burgess, 2012

Be REAL: Educate from the Heart

Tara Martin, 2018

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth: 6 Truths That Will Help you THRIVE as an Educator

Aaron Hogan, 2017

Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom

Matt Miller, 2015

Ditch That Homework: Practical Strategies to Help Make Homework Obsolete

Matt Miller and Alice Keeler, 2017

Sparks in the Dark: Lessons, Ideas and Strategies to Illuminate the Reading and Writing Lives in All of Us

Travis Crowder and Todd Nesloney, 2018

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.

Jimmy Casas, 2018

The Writing on the Classroom Wall: How Posting Your Passionate Beliefs About Education Can Empower Your Students, Propel Your Growth, and Lead to a Lifetime of Learning

Steve Wyborney, 2016

Spark Learning: 3 Keys to Embracing the Power of Student Curiosity

Dr. Ramsey Musallam, 2017

The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

George Couros, 2015

Lead with Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools

Jay Billy, 2018

Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations

John Stevens, 2017

The Four O’Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionizing Professional Development

Rich Czyz, 2017

Shift This!: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom

Joy Kirr, 2017

Learn Like a PIRATE: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed

Paul Solarz, 2015

Explore Like a PIRATE: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners

Michael Matera, 2015

Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level

Don Wettrick, 2014

Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics

Quinn Rollins, 2016

The Limitless School: Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle

Abe Hege and Adam Dovico, 2018

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

John Spencer and A. J. Juliani, 2016

The Principled Principal: 10 Principles for Leading Exceptional Schools

Jeffrey Zoul and Anthony McConnell, 2018

Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, 2017

Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown

Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter, 2016

Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership

Jennifer Casa-Todd, 2017

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    1. Hi Akin,

      Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes! Good luck in the competition! There are still three weeks and fifteen books up for grabs.



    1. Hi Fernando,

      The ones that I have read have all been fantastic and inspiring. I can’t wait to read more. I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed.

      Good luck!


  1. What a kind and generous heart you have! This is incredible! What an amazing way to build community, inspire others, give thanks, share knowledge, AND 🎉 celebrate your birthday! 🎉 Woohoo! Thank you for the chance! 😊

    1. Hi Tara,

      Thank you for the kind words. Really, it’s all thanks to Dave and Shelley for their amazing generosity. Their massive donation is what has made this possible.

      Best of luck in the draw!


  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, Adam. I wish you many happy returns. You were born exactly thirty years after my sister! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Lee,

      Thanks for the support. Yes, Dave and Shelley have been unbelievably generous. They wouldn’t even let me pay for P&P.

      Good luck in the competition!


    1. Hi Elyse,

      Thank you! I’m happy to have found your blog too. I just followed and I look forward to catching up on what I have missed.



  3. What a fantastic idea – I have not read many of the books yet and I’m keen to! I’ll be carefully selecting my favorite blog post to share 🙂 Hope you’re having a great summer holiday!

    1. Hi Larissa,

      Thanks for the support! Good luck in the competition, but you know you can always help yourself to my books anyway. You know where they are. I hope you’re enjoying Social LEADia as much as I did.



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