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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire : The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (Reprint) (Paperback) (Rafe
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Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog.The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe 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.
An inspiring guide to transforming education for children by an American Teacher Award recipient describes the methods through which he exposes first-generation immigrant students to classic culture, enables them to score in the top one percent on standardized tests, and helps them gain entry into Ivy League universities. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 243
Sub-Genre: Education, Ethics
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Rafe Esquith
Street Date: December 18, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9291