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Educating Esme' : Diary of a Teacher's First Year

Educating Esme' : Diary of a Teacher's First Year - 99 edition

Educating Esme' : Diary of a Teacher's First Year - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9781565122796

ISBN10: 1565122798

Educating Esme
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Published: 1999
International: No
Educating Esme

ISBN13: 9781565122796

ISBN10: 1565122798

Edition: 99

Summary

There aren't too many teachers who are written about in the New Yorker, People, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, and excerpted in Reader's Digest. But Esmé Raji Codell is no ordinary teacher. An irrepressible spirit, she wears costumes in the classroom, dances with the kids during math lessons, rollerskates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library.

In Educating Esmé, the uncensored diary of her first year teaching in a Chicago public school, she opens a window into the closed world of a real-life classroom. Refusing to let anything get in the way of delivering the education her fifth-graders deserve, this dedicated teacher finds herself battling bureaucrats, gang members, inflexible administrators, angry children, and her own insecurities, while at the same time changing her students' lives forever.

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