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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire - The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 You Save: R85 (20%)
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire - The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (Hardcover): Rafe Esquith
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire - The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (Hardcover): Rafe Esquith

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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire - The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 (Hardcover)

Rafe Esquith

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Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog. From one of America s most celebrated educators, an inspiring guide to transforming every child s education In a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and drugs, there is an exceptional classroom known as Room 56. The fifth graders inside are first-generation immigrants who live in poverty and speak English as a second language. They also play Vivaldi, perform Shakespeare, score in the top 1 percent on standardized tests, and go on to attend Ivy League universities. Rafe Esquith is the teacher responsible for these accomplishments. From the man whom The New York Times calls a genius and a saint comes a revelatory program for educating today s youth. In Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire!, Rafe Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. The two mottoes in Esquith s classroom are Be Nice, Work Hard, and There Are No Shortcuts. His students voluntarily come to school at 6:30 in the morning and work until 5:00 in the afternoon. They learn to handle money responsibly, tackle algebra, and travel the country to study history. They pair Hamlet with rock and roll, and read the American classics. Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire! is a brilliant and inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of our nation s children. "

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Imprint: Penguin USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2007
First published: February 2007
Authors: Rafe Esquith
Dimensions: 218 x 146 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 244
ISBN-13: 978-0-670-03815-2
Barcode: 9780670038152
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Education > Teaching skills & techniques
LSN: 0-670-03815-6

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