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Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire

  • Paperback $16.00

    Dec 18, 2007 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $5.99

    Jan 18, 2007 | 256 Pages

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Praise

“Esquith is a modern-day Thoreau, preaching the value of good work, honest self- reflection, and the courage to go one’s own way.”
Newsday

“Politicians, burbling over how to educate the underclass, would do well to stop by Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade class.”
Time

“The most interesting and influential classroom teacher in the country.”
The Washington Post

Table Of Contents

Teach Like Your Hair’s On FirePrologue: Fire in the Classroom

Part One: There’s No Place Like Home

One: Gimme Some Truth
Two: Searching for Level VI

Part Two: The Method

Three: Reading for Life
Four: Writing
Five: Add It Up
Six: We Won’t Get Fooled Again
Seven: What a Wonderful World
Eight: Rocket Man
Nine: Art Lover
Ten: Put Me In, Coach
Eleven: Taxman

Part Three: The Madness

Twelve: Think for Yourself
Thirteen: Celluloid Heroes
Fourteen: Goin’ Mobile
Fifteen: It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (but I Like It)
Sixteen: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Seventeen: Will Power

Epilogue: Rest in Peace

Acknowledgments
Appendixes

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