Educating Esme

Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Author(s): Esme Raji Codell
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2009
Product Number: EB00009026
Released: Sep 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781565129719
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, Educating EsmE is the exuberant diary of EsmE Raji Codell's first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame EsmE-as she prefers to be called-does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher's perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted young woman reveals what it takes to be an exceptional teacher. Heroine to thousands of parents and educators, EsmE now shares more of her ingenious and yet down-to-earth approaches to the classroom in a supplementary guide to help new teachers hit the ground running. As relevant and iconoclastic as when it was first published, Educating EsmE is a classic, as is Madame EsmE herself.

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