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The New York Timesbestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids—Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint” (The New York Times) Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods. In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra. The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children.
Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School for twenty-two years. His many other honors include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine-'s As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey-'s Use Your Life Award, and the Compassion in Action Award from the Dalai Lama.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: Fire in the Classroom||p. ix|
|There's no Place Like Home|
|Gimme Some Truth||p. 3|
|Searching for Level VI||p. 13|
|Reading for Life||p. 29|
|Add It Up||p. 62|
|We Won't Get Fooled Again||p. 73|
|What a Wonderful World||p. 85|
|Rocket Man||p. 96|
|Art Lover||p. 106|
|Put Me In, Coach||p. 123|
|Think for Yourself||p. 145|
|Celluloid Heroes||p. 159|
|Goin' Mobile||p. 172|
|It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (but I Like It)||p. 190|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||p. 201|
|Will Power||p. 208|
|Epilogue: Rest in Peace||p. 224|
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