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Paperback, Anchor Books/Doubleday, 2004, ISBN# 1400030838
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The winner of the 1992 National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award explains how he has transformed the lives of his inner-city students, offering a simple formula for success--spend extra time with the kids, expect more out of them, instill a strong work ethic, and help them understand the world outside their lives. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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The winner of the 1992 National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award explains how he has transformed the lives of his inner-city students, offering a simple formula for success--spend extra time with the kids, expect more out of them, instill a strong work ethic, and help them understand the world outside their lives. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Year after year, Rafe Esquith's fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What's his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6: 30 A.M. until well after 4: 00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford.
Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all--teachers, parents, citizens--have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision.

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Number of Pages: 209
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Esquith, Rafe
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9781400030835
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1400030838
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