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The Resource Teach like your hair's on fire : the methods and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith

Teach like your hair's on fire : the methods and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith

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Teach like your hair's on fire : the methods and madness inside room 56
Title
Teach like your hair's on fire
Title remainder
the methods and madness inside room 56
Statement of responsibility
Rafe Esquith
Title variation
Teach like your hairs on fire
Title variation remainder
the methods and madness inside room 56
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Language
eng
Summary
In a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and drugs, there is a 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% on standardized tests, and go on to attend Ivy League universities. Rafe Esquith is the teacher responsible for these accomplishments. Here, he reveals his techniques. The classroom's mottoes 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 pair Hamlet with rock and roll, learn to handle money responsibly, tackle algebra, and travel the country to study history. This is an inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of our nation's children.--From publisher description
Summary
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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211809
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DLC
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Esquith, Rafe
Dewey number
370.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB41
LC item number
.E48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Moral education
  • Values
Target audience
adult
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the methods and madness inside room 56
Label
Teach like your hair's on fire : the methods and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith
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Publication
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ocm71842814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780670038152
Lccn
2006042147
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ill.
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(OCoLC)71842814
Label
Teach like your hair's on fire : the methods and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith
Publication
Control code
ocm71842814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780670038152
Lccn
2006042147
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71842814

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