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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