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Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
by Rafe Esquith

Published by Viking Adult

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In a rough Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by violence, there is an exceptional public school classroom called Room 56 . . .

The fifth-graders inside are either immigrants or children of immigrants; most live in poverty and few speak English as their first language. They also play Vivaldi, perform unabridged plays by Shakespeare, and go on to attend the finest universities in the country. Rafe Esquith is the teacher who helps them achieve these accomplishments. And this extraordinary bestselling book is his gift to all those who care about our children's future: a detailed, unforgettable guide to turning kids on to the wonder of learning, the power of imagination, and the wealth of finding oneself.



pub date: 2007-01-18 | hardcover | 9780143112860