Teach like your hair's on fire the methods and madness inside room 56
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SummaryIn 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.
ContentsPrologue. Fire in the classroom
pt. 1. There's no place like home
1. Gimme some truth
2. Searching for level VI
pt. 2. The method
3. Reading for life
5. Add it up
6. We won't get fooled again
7. What a wonderful world
8. Rocket man
9. Art lover
10. Put me in, coach
pt. 3. The madness
12. Think for yourself
13. Celluloid heroes
14. Goin' mobile
15. It's only rock 'n' roll (but I like it)
16. Do they know it's Christmas?
17. Will power
Epilogue. Rest in peace.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Ethics Study and teaching
Values Study and teaching
|Publisher|| New York :Penguin Publishing Group2007
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