Lighting Their Fires

Lighting Their Fires : How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World

By (author) Rafe Esquith


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"The New York Times" bestselling author of "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire" shares his proven methods for creating compassionate children During twenty-five years of teaching at Hobart Elementary School in inner city Los Angeles, Rafe Esquith has helped thousands of children maxi-mize their potential--and became the only teacher in history to receive the president's National Medal of Arts. In "Lighting Their Fires," Esquith translates the inspiring methods from "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire" for parents. Using lessons framed by a class trip to a Dodgers game, he moves inning by inning through concepts that explain how to teach children to be thoughtful and honorable people--as well as successful students--and to have fun in the process.

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • 07 Oct 2010
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143117661
  • 9780143117667
  • 157,533

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Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School for twenty-two years. He is the only teacher in history to receive the National Medal of Arts. He has also been made a Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. His many other honors include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine's As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey's Use Your Life Award, and the Compassion in Action Award from the Dalai Lama. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Barbara Tong. Read CBS's news story on Rafe Esquith.

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