Serious learning can be seriously fun!

For some, school feels like a chore: boring, monotonous, necessary. But what if school was fun—for you and your students? What would life be like if you felt excited about your lessons? Better yet, what if your students actually looked forward to your class every day?

Yes! School can be simultaneously fun and educational. In fact, as Quinn Rollins explains in Play Like a Pirate, when your class is engaging and entertaining, students are more likely to remember what they’ve learned.

Invite kids to use their imaginations and help them create meaningful connections with your content by making play part of the learning experience. Play Like a Pirate shows you how!
You’ll learn:
•Why bringing your passion to the classroom works—even if it isn’t related to your subject.
•Why action figures, Hot Wheels, LEGO, and other toys belong in your classroom.
•Why comic books and graphic novels aren’t “just for fun.”
•How to use or create games that make content memorable all year long.

In addition to insights that will help you remember why you became an educator in the first place, Play Like a Pirate includes practical strategies and QR Code links to resources and templates that make it easy to integrate fun into your curriculum. Regardless of the grade level you teach, you’ll find inspiration and ideas that will help you engage your students in unforgettable ways.

“Quinn Rollins combines insanely innovative strategies and activities to increase student engagement and challenge students to create, all while having a ton of fun. One read through Play Like a Pirate will leave your head spinning with numerous concepts that you can incorporate into any class, any age level, and any content area.” —Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee

“My unparalleled appreciation for Quinn Rollins is equaled by that of his students. The authenticity, humor, and immeasurable talent he demonstrates in the classroom are poured into this delightful book.”—Mary Rhodes, EdD, principal

“I found myself wishing that I had had a history teacher with Mr. Rollins’ passion, good sense, and ability to adapt instruction to be relevant to me. Play Like a Pirate is filled with fun, unique ways to use what teachers themselves love to engage students. Now we have the step-by-step instruction manual on how to make classroom instruction fun, meaningful, and memorable. This is a great read!” —Pamela Su’a, Jordan School District

Rick and Morty Monopoly Game

Take an interdimensional trip around the universe as you buy, sell and trade locations from this popular Adult Swim TV show! Comes with 6 Collectible Tokens including Council of Ricks Badge, Meeseeks Box, Oportal Gun, Plumbus, Rick’s Car, and Snuffles Helmet; Custom Designed Game Board featuring locations from the show; Custom Flooble Cranks and Gooble Boxes to replace traditional Houses and Hotels; Custom themed Monopoly money; and Instructions. For 2-6 players ages 17 and up.

Jumanji Board Game

So reads the game board for the Jumanji Board Game. If that isn’t warning enough, perhaps the creeping vines and charging rhinoceros will demonstrate the seriousness and risk-taking requirements of this challenge. And, once you begin, the game really pulls you in, committing your team to seeing it through.

Harry Potter: The Great Hall 550pc Puzzle

Think back to the first Harry Potter movie when all the soon-to-be students walk through those huge double doors and into The Great Hall. Hundreds of students sitting down as the first years file in and above them a starry sky and floating candles. Truly magical. Pun intended.