Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: C4199
Released: Aug 29, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428156098
Narrator/s: James Yaegashi
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Best-selling author Rafe Esquith, the only teacher to receive the National Medal of Arts, has garnered the American Teacher Award and numerous other honors. Still teaching fifth graders in a small, leaky classroom in downtown Los Angeles, Esquith fosters a wholesome climate where character, humility, and diligence matter and support is unconditional. For his mostly poor and Hispanic students, Esquith models two maxims: Be nice and work hard, and There are no shortcuts. And his students thrive!

All formats/editions

Author(s): Rafe Esquith
Narrator(s): James Yaegashi
Product Number Z1957
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456101305
Author(s): Rafe Esquith
Product Number EB00394306
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101201916

Professional reviews

"In the midst of an enthusiastic science lesson, teacher Rafe Esquith was wowed by his students' excited response until he realized what they were reacting to--his hair had caught on fire! Esquith has taught fifth-graders at Hobart Elementary in central Los Angeles for 25 years. He's outraged by the current testing crazes and worried about the stresses of society upon his students. Here he shares the basics on what makes his classroom work. His focuses are the development of passion for academic subjects and living kindly. This practical how-to book is a guide for new teachers and a revitalizer for frustrated professionals. James Yaegashi's performance is full of the zest that has won Esquith accolades from fans as diverse as Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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