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Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire The Methods and Madness Inside Room Read Rafe Esquith s posts on the Penguin Blog The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint The New York Times Perhaps

  • Title: Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56
  • Author: Rafe Esquith
  • ISBN: 9780143112860
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 By Rafe Esquith, Read Rafe Esquith s posts on the Penguin Blog.The New York Times bestseller 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 successfulRead Rafe Esquith s posts on the Penguin Blog.The New York Times bestseller 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.

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    1. I really wanted to like this book At the roots, he means well, and does some amazing things with his kids Things that should be applauded However, his tone, shameless self promotion, and absence of the humility he insists he imparts on his kids were hard for me to get past.

    2. Though this is about an elementary school teacher, there are a few strategies that are applicable to high school teachers as well.And now it s time for a rant.I m sure the author is a great teacher and his kids learn a lot from him.But and this is very important this is yet another book which describes a teacher as a saint, with sanctified kids, who sacrifices his entire life for his students.I m not saying it s a bad thing, and certainly Rafe Esquith seems to have done something right in his sc [...]

    3. You know those students who, when studying, highlight nearly every sentence in the textbook Well, that s how I was with Rafe Esquith s outstanding teaching book I set out to flag the pages containing suggestions I found particularly helpful and quickly ended up abandoning that idea when I realized I would do far better flagging the pages that weren t pertinent Especially of interest to me was his method of discipline, the area I find most difficult The discipline methods I have researched run th [...]

    4. This was pretty much a There Are No Shortcuts Part IIwhich I certainly welcomed, and Esquith goes into detail about his unique and exhausting teaching methods My only hesitation after reading the two books and watching The Hobart Shakespeareans is that he, at times, makes petty comments about his colleagues who fail where he succeeds He seems to want to give his students this I m the only person who will care about you mentality Maybe it s just me I m often prone to conspiracy theory interpreta [...]

    5. I see Rafe has a new book out Reading this one years ago was enough for me, thank you Wildly unrealistic and self promotional Actually, non teachers might LOVE this book The guy cares, he really does But if you re in the trenches reading his neatly titled book, you re left thinking something like this my review when I first read it Rafe Esquith s Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire is aimed at teachers and parents, but the parent part is mostly lip service this is mainly a book for teachers If you re [...]

    6. Rafe Esquith is obviously a wonderful teacher He teaches his 10 11 year olds ALL subjects kind of like how primary school teachers do it in Singapore , including Physical Education, Art, Science, and even Shakespeare a subject unto himself While preparing them for standardised tests, he avoids teaching to the test too much by integrating lesson objectives in an inter disciplinary manner, and gets students to be exam smart by anticipating which options would be set as distractors on multiple choi [...]

    7. Teacher books are either, how to books that include lesson plans, methods, etc or inspirational books about how a teacher succeeded in tough situations This is a combination of both I feel On the positive, it is not as dry as most methods books, and not as sappy as most inspirational books The problem though is because it is a hybrid, I feel it doesn t cover nearly enough of either section I love many of his concepts though, and to take this as a book that gives you a better idea of how to appro [...]

    8. This is an incredibly inspiring book for parents and teachers who want to bring out the best in their charges I have to admit that my awe is tinged with just a bit of cynicism however In twenty odd years times 30 kids of teaching, Rafe has never had a discipline problem The implication is that someone who does have discipline problems is doing something wrong or precisely isn t doing something right That may be true in most cases but unless Rafe is Midas is a gravel pit, there have to be some k [...]

    9. 2.5 stars This book was really inspiringr 3 4 of the book But as Esquith continues to describe all of the areas in which his students excel and all of the things he does to help them, it started to sound much too good to be true How can one man help his students to excel in so many areas how does he have the time and energy and money to do it all He arrives early to teach problem solving lessons teaches math, reading, science, art, music, physical education, and history pretty much every day lea [...]

    10. At first I was incredibly ambivalent about this book I was inspired by the brilliant ideas this man has about teaching and moved by his demonstration that it s possible dramatically change lives for the better However, I was turned off by what seemed an excessively self congratulatory tone to the writing All the ideas seemed wrapped up in a look how awesome I am voice that I found hard to stomach However, a cursory web search on Mr Esquith turned up videos of him in lectures and interviews and, [...]

    11. Geez, I don t quite know what to say about this book It was inspiring, interesting, and entertaining, but it made me feel kind of bad about myself I wish that I could be as awesome as this teacher, but I think I might be too selfish I just don t see myself getting to school at 6 30 a.m and staying until well after dinner time I like to think that when I start teaching I ll be dedicated to my students but it s hard to believe that I ll be as dedicated as this guy The book did make me think about [...]

    12. Rafe Esquith is doing a great job and I appreciate his work His teaching is effective, but this book isn t Teach Like Your Hair s On Fire is very, very lightweight As in, there is very little useful content for me whatsoever I guess I ve been reading teaching books lately that are PACKED with impressive experience and wisdom, and this seems like Esquith just trying to put out another book but not wanting to get too involved in the writing of one Sometimes this book seems like it was tossed toge [...]

    13. I read this book because I recently began working with the kids in this program and I could not believe how polite, prepared, respectful and kind these children were I was told repeatedly before I began that I would love the kids and that they would work very hard for me Okay, I thought, I think I know what most urban public school kids are like, so it seems like a bit of an exaggeration I don t think I would believe the kids described in this book were real unless I had seen them myself After m [...]

    14. While I can admire his desire to reach his students and spend the time required to do so, I thought his tone was self congratulatory, smug, and condescending I agree that teaching is definitely not an 8 4 Monday Friday job if that is all you are willing to put in as a teacher, you probably aren t getting everything done and reaching as many students as you could be But, I also feel that teachers, as anyone else, have a right to a personal life and that having a balance between work and life is e [...]

    15. Man I wish we all had the monetary means to be as awesome a teacher as this guy is Didn t anyone else find that this book was totally unreasonable, especially for Catholic school teachers I barely make enough money to pay my mortgage and bills, so if I took on 4 extra jobs, it would not be to take my whole class across the country It would be to pay off my car note or my credit card, or to go back to school to finish my master s, or to start a family.I feel like this book was written to make me [...]

    16. I read this book because I was required to by my school So it s possible I may have started it with a slightly negative attitude Additionally, I m not 100% sure what I was intended by my administration to take away from this book Am I supposed to be getting great ideas to use in the classroom Because there really are some fun games and effective procedures to be found here Or is it instead, as I strongly suspect, meant to convey the message of, See all the wonderful things you could accomplish [...]

    17. Let me be absolutely clear Rafe Esquith clearly is a marvelous teacher He seems to be a transformative, inspiring motivator of young minds who crafts lessons like an artists and expects his students to bring their best selves to every part of their day The title isn t about passion, it s about dedication, shrugging off minor inconveniences like a singed scalp for the sake of students There are many fine lessons to take from the book, and I m glad to have read it.However, I m not reviewing Esquit [...]

    18. 5 stars Education This is the best book on teaching a comprehensive curriculum that I have ever encountered Every chapter is innovative, uncommon wisdom There is something for teachers of almost every subject here Esquith appears to be one of the best teachers of our age he vies for excellence in everything he does, to include increasingly ignored programs such as art, music, science and math I do not understand the criticisms of other reviewers when they point out things which the author has al [...]

    19. Anyone who is involved in the education process or who wants to step into the world of truly excellent teaching should pick up Teach Like Your Hair s On Fire by Rafe Esquith Mr Esquith teaches in inner city Los Angeles and is the leader of the famous Hobart Shakespeareans I had heard a spot on them on NPR not too long ago, and I was pleased to receive this book for Valentine s Day from my husband If anyone believes that one person cannot truly make a difference in this world, please read this bo [...]

    20. We parents and teachers must remember that despite the state of our culture, it is still possible to develop lifelong readers Rafe is a unique teacher with a unique approach to reaching students His story about how he was in the teaching zone when his hair caught on fire while he was helping a student with a science experiment goes to show just how passionate he is about teaching An important message I felt he got across was that the teaching standards teachers are forced to use in the classroom [...]

    21. This is one dedicated teacher He s a role model for anyone He has my admiration And this is an inspirational book.

    22. I m beyond grateful that someone like Rafe Esquith exists He is proof that teachers can make a difference in the lives of their students and enjoy themselves while doing so By including the Six Levels of Moral Development alongside brief stories of his teaching experience, Esquith had me hooked by revealing that my approach to education needed some work Yes, I enjoy learning Yes, I enjoy working with kids However, those two things won t be enough when, as Esquith s wife put it, things go wrong R [...]

    23. This book was written by a man who teaches 5th grade in a poor Los Angeles public school His students are almost all kids who have learned English as a second language They live in a high crime, high poverty area.It s clear that this is an exceptional teacher creating an exceptional experience for his students, including performing unabridged Shakespeare plays, with a rock n roll soundtrack, which the kids play and sing themselves He brings the kids on field trips to Washington D.C and other par [...]

    24. Equal parts inspirational teaching story and strategies for engaging students Rafe is an incredibly dedicated teacher who works at a year round, high poverty school in LA He works 12 hours a day and also on Saturday Like many teachers, he donates both his time and his money to fill in the gaps where students need than their parents or school can provide Yikes He sets a pretty high bar I love that he bases classroom discipline on Lawrence Kohlberg s six levels of moral development Every teacher [...]

    25. Rafe Esqith is without question a phenomenal teacher He also clearly _knows_ that he s a phenomenal teacher, but honestly if my students were amazing enough to get the attention of Sir Ian McKellan and Michael York I d be tooting my horn and their horn all over the place too I m not sure how much of Rafe s advice I d be able to apply to my own teaching, first because he s an elementary school teacher I ve seen a lot of high school students that would be way too jaded for some of his projects and [...]

    26. Rafe Esquith is an extraordinary 5th grade teacher His students voluntarily come to school early and stay late, behave perfectly on class trips to Washington DC and other places, and perform an unabridged Shakespeare play every year In Teach Like Your Hair s On Fire, he explains how and why he teaches the way he does Rafe uses games, interactive teaching, movies, music, problem solving, science, art and community service projects, a classroom economic system and many other creative techniques to [...]

    27. Okay, so I finished reading Teach Like Your Hair Is on Fire and I was left feeling very dissatisfied with much of it I know I have colleagues who love this book and who love Rafe Esquith s other books I read an excerpt from Real Talk for Real Teachers and I really want to read it I think my biggest issues with TLYHIoF, though, are first and foremost the complete and utter disdain Rafe has for administrators and his frequent suggestions to sneakily go behind their backs in order to do any real te [...]

    28. In the year I started second grade, Rafe Esquith started teaching Teach Like Your Hair s On Fire contains what he has learned about teaching and why being a teacher is his calling in life.He divides the book into three parts There s No Place Like Home, The Method, and finally, The Madness The first part describes how to earn the trust of students and help them think beyond themselves Chapter Two, Searching for Level VI is especially interesting and useful for anyone who either works with or live [...]

    29. I have a love hate relationship with this book.On the one hand, I appreciate Esquith s dedication to his students, and I think his attitude as a teacher is commendable He s very positive about his students and classroom, and this is great The fact that his methods are most applicable to the primary school level where he teaches is inconvenient, but I think teachers at the secondary level can learn from his dedication and enthusiasm.On the other hand, I hate how he frequently dumps on the educati [...]

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