Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

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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. Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. 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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ISBN: 9780670038152

Published Date: February 1, 2007

Publisher: Viking Books

Language: English

Page Count: 244

Size: 8.58" l x 5.74" w x 0.94"

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Education