Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith audiobook

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

By Rafe Esquith
Read by James Yaegashi

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7.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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!

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A USA Today bestseller

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint. The American education system would do well to imitate him. These children’s lives have been changed by their year with this man.” New York Times
“Esquith is a modern-day Thoreau, preaching the value of good work, honest self-reflection, and the courage to go one’s own way.” Newsday
“Throughout each school day, Esquith teaches life skills: how to think about problems, how to plan a strategy to solve them and, most important, how to work together and be nice to each other. While his goals are inspiring, he’s also practical—most chapters include affordable, how-to directions for a variety of his most effective classroom activities; he’s even got a few tips for revamping those inescapable ‘test prep’ sessions.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This practical how-to book is a guide for new teachers and a revitalizer for frustrated professionals. James Yaegashi’s performance is full of the zest that has won Esquith accolades from fans as diverse as Oprah Winfrey and the Dalai Lama.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Rafe Esquith

Author Bio: Rafe Esquith

Rafe Esquith is an American teacher who taught at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School, in Los Angeles, California, from 1984 until 2015. Esquith has authored books about teaching and his annual class Shakespeare productions were featured in the 2005 documentary The Hobart Shakespeareans.

His teaching honors include the 1992 Teacher of the Year, for The Walt Disney Company’s American Teacher Awards, a Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Oprah Winfrey’s $100,000 “Use Your Life Award”, Parents Magazine’s “As You Grow Award”, National Medal of Arts, and Esquith was made an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English