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    DescriptionOne of America's most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children-in the classroom and beyond In his bestselling book, "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire," readers were introduced to Rafe Esquith and his extraordinary students in Hobart Elementary School's Room 56. Using his amazing and inspiring classroom techniques, Esquith has helped thousands of children learn to maximize their potential. In "Lighting Their Fires," Esquith shows that children aren't born extraordinary; they become that way as a result of parents and teachers who instill values that serve them not just in school, but for the rest of their lives. Framed by a class trip to a major league baseball game, "Lighting Their Fires" moves inning by inning through concepts that help children build character and develop enriching lives. Whether he is highlighting the importance of time management or offering a step-by-step discussion of how children can become good decision makers, Esquith shows how parents can equip their kids with all the tools they need to find success and have fun in the process. Using examples from classic films and great books, he stresses the value of sacrifice, the importance of staying true to oneself, and the danger that television can pose to growing young minds. "Lighting Their Fires" is that rarest of education books: one that explains not just how to make our children great students, but how to make them thoughtful and honorable people.


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    Title
    Lighting Their Fires
    Subtitle
    Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rafe Esquith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670021086
    ISBN 10: 0670021083
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VFV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 649.1
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A37060000
    DC22: 649/.1
    B&T Approval Code: A97242400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU022000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FAM016000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HQ778.63 .E87 2009
    Thema V1.0: VFX
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    25 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.