Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year

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Paperback, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009, ISBN13 9781565129351, ISBN10 1565129350

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A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, "Educating Esme" is the exuberant diary of Esme Raji Codell s first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame Esme as she prefers to be called does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher s perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted young woman reveals what it takes to be an exceptional teacher.
Heroine to thousands of parents and educators, Esme now shares more of her ingenious and yet down-to-earth approaches to the classroom in a supplementary guide to help new teachers hit the ground running. As relevant and iconoclastic as when it was first published, "Educating Esme" is a classic, as is Madame Esme herself.

About this item

A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, "Educating Esme" is the exuberant diary of Esme Raji Codell s first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame Esme as she prefers to be called does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher s perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted young woman reveals what it takes to be an exceptional teacher.
Heroine to thousands of parents and educators, Esme now shares more of her ingenious and yet down-to-earth approaches to the classroom in a supplementary guide to help new teachers hit the ground running. As relevant and iconoclastic as when it was first published, "Educating Esme" is a classic, as is Madame Esme herself.

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Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 9781565129351
ISBN-10: 1565129350
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 262
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.0 x 0.75
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