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

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

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Teach like your hair's on fire : the method and madness inside room 56
Title
Teach like your hair's on fire
Title remainder
the method and madness inside room 56
Statement of responsibility
Rafe Esquith
Title variation
Teach like your hair is on fire
Creator
Subject
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
  • An inspiring guide to transforming education for children describes the methods through which the author exposes first-generation immigrant students to classic culture and enables them to score in the top one percent on standardized tests
Cataloging source
DLC
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Esquith, Rafe
Dewey number
370.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB41
LC item number
.E48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Moral education
  • Values
Label
Teach like your hair's on fire : the method and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670038152
Lccn
2006042147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006926242
  • 466846
Label
Teach like your hair's on fire : the method and madness inside room 56, Rafe Esquith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780670038152
Lccn
2006042147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • BK0006926242
  • 466846

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