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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The teachers at Peabody Montessori were shown how steer their classes toward success.

Dave Burgess, author of the book "Teach Like a Pirate" hosted a workshop Tuesday morning for teachers. The program encourages teachers to be more adventurous and risk-taking.Teachers are encouraged, like pirates, to sail in uncharted waters and not just teach lessons, but create memorable experiences.

"In the educational climate today, too often outside forces have drawn teachers attention away from what really matters and I'm trying to get teachers to embrace the might purpose with which we're engaged. We're in the life-changing profession. We are literally changing lives. We're not about just raising test scores, we are about raising human potential," said Burgess.

The program utilizes "pirate hooks" which take elements from life that we know to be engaging and applies them in the classroom to draw-in student interest naturally.

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