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Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire | [Rafe Esquith]

Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire

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!
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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!

©2007 Rafe Esquith; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Thomas Keeler Durham, NC USA 11-14-10
    Thomas Keeler Durham, NC USA 11-14-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Inspiring even if not what it claims to be"

    This is a very inspiring account of putting the creation of a classroom community and the building of character first in a way that brings amazing dividends in student growth. The author does not tell you that he is teaching a gifted class of Mexican and Asian immigrants but let's you think that he is dealing with all o the problem that a teacher of inner city youth deals with. Still, I came away with dozens of ideas for my 4th, 5th and 6th classroom by listening to this book.

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    James T Betzenberger 04-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    If you could sum up Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire in three words, what would they be?

    This book is inspiring and hopeful. While not all teachers will reach Rafe's level of commitment, they do exist and they are reaching many youth.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I liked hearing about what these students went on to do with their adult lives. Rafe doesn't claim to reach all of his students, but he has been instrumental in many of their lives and they, in turn, are spreading his values, giving to their communities, and generally being positive, productive people.


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    I particularly liked his advice to young teachers. His program was built over years and was not without issues. It is a very inspiring read, with lots of good ideas, but he never says

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    Sarah Riverside, CA, United States 04-25-10
    Sarah Riverside, CA, United States 04-25-10
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    "wonderful book"

    Rafe Esquith's books are inspiring and full of helpful information for teachers.

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    Sadie Colorado 03-02-10
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    "Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire"

    Rafe sounds like a wonderful teacher. I gleaned a lot but I entirely disagreed with some of the movie titles available to the kids, I am with the Mom that had scheduled an exorcism, although I wouldn't go that far.

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