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    DescriptionYear after year, Rafe Esquith's fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What's his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6: 30 A.M. until well after 4: 00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all--teachers, parents, citizens--have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision.


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    Title
    There are No Shortcuts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rafe Esquith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400030835
    ISBN 10: 1400030838
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    BIC subject category V2: CJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28600
    B&T General Subject: 340
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    Abridged Dewey: 371
    BISAC V2.8: BIO019000, EDU012000, EDU000000
    LC classification: LA2317.E78 A3 2004
    Thema V1.0: DNB, CJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    11 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rafe Esquith is beginning his eighteenth year at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles. He is the product of the Los Angeles public schools and a graduate of UCLA. His many honors and awards include the 1992 Disney National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, a Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, "Parents Magazine's" As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey's Use Your Life Award, and an MBE from Queen Elizabeth. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Barbara Tong. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "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 ""Half-memoir, half 'Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul.' . . . Esquith's methods are not complicated, terendy, or political. . . . The perfect spokesman for the 'pick yourself up by the bootstraps' crowd." -"The New York Sun " "Freethinking, demanding, encouraging." -"Kirkus Reviews ""Passionate and inspiring...With anecdotes that are alternately amusing and disheartening, Esquith details the joys and frustrations of teaching and offers valuable insights to parents and teachers alike." -"Booklist "
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    Year after year, Rafe Esquith's fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What's his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6:30 A.M. until well after 4:00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all--teachers, parents, citizens--have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision.