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

Super Mario Chess Game Collector’s Edition

The 1st-ever Nintendo-authorized chess game… starring the most popular Super Mario characters! Packaged in a cool collector’s tin, this super-special set features 32 colorfully detailed pieces, including Mario (king), Luigi (queen), Princess Peach (bishop), Princess Daisy (bishop), Yoshi (knight), Toad (rook), Coin (pawn), Bowser (king), Bowser Jr. (queen), Magikoopa (bishop), Birdo (knight), Goomba (rook), and Koopa Shell (pawn). Unbelievable! Measures 3-inches tall x 11-inches wide x 11-inches long.

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart

We all know the classic game of Monopoly, and we all know the iconic game of Mario Kart. We figured combining two things that we like couldn’t be a terrible idea. Except for the fact that friendships have certainly been ended by both of these games on a fairly grand scale. Hopefully you and your buddies can come to an agreement that whatever happens in Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart, stays in Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart.

Zombie Road Trip Board Game

Get ready for game night! Add the Zombie Road Trip Board Game to your line-up. 2-4 players, Ages 12 and up.