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:
- Follow me on Twitter (if you don’t already).
- 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:
- ‘Like’ my Facebook page (if you haven’t already).
- 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.
- 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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Happy birthday in advance Mr. Adam…..
Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes! Good luck in the competition! There are still three weeks and fifteen books up for grabs.
Awesome titles. Have heard good things about many of t hem.
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.
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! 😊
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!
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!
Thank you! And best of luck in the competition!
Thanks so much, Adam. 🙂
Wow! Very generous of Dave and Shelley Burgess!
Great way to celebrate entering a new decade, by passing on inspiration.
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!
This is super cool! You have a new follower not just because of the giveaway though.
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.
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!
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.