Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

ISBN-10: 0143112864
ISBN-13: 9780143112860
Edition: N/A
Authors: Rafe Esquith
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Description: The New York Timesbestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kidsRafe Esquith is a genius and a saint (The New York Times) Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The New York Timesbestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kidsRafe Esquith is a genius and a saint (The New York Times) Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods. In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra. The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children.

Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School for more than twenty-eight years. He is the only teacher in history to receive the National Medal of Arts. He has also been made a Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. His many other honors include the American Teacher Award, The Kennedy Center's Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award, People magazine's Heroes Among Us Award, Parents magazine's As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey's Use Your Life Award, and the Compassion in Action Award from the Dalai Lama. In 2012 Esquith presented at the prestigious TED conference. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Barbara Tong. Read CBS's news story on Rafe Esquith.  

Prologue: Fire in the Classroom
There's no Place Like Home
Gimme Some Truth
Searching for Level VI
The Method
Reading for Life
Writing
Add It Up
We Won't Get Fooled Again
What a Wonderful World
Rocket Man
Art Lover
Put Me In, Coach
Taxman
The Madness
Think for Yourself
Celluloid Heroes
Goin' Mobile
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Will Power
Epilogue: Rest in Peace
Acknowledgments
Appendixes

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