… when it comes to teaching, that is. Rafe Esquith, author of Teaching Like Your Hair’s on Fire and the latest, Lighting Their Fires: How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World, will be at Seattle’s Central Library on August 5th from 7-8:30pm.
Esquith will show video clips of his students from Hobart Elementary performing Shakespeare and rock ‘n roll.
In “Lighting Their Fires: How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World,” Esquith expands on the techniques presented in his New York Times bestseller, “Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire,” to show that any child can become extraordinary. For parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers, the book relates concepts that help children build character and develop enriching lives.
Esquith’s work was featured in the award-winning POV documentary, “The Hobart Shakespeareans.”
Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for 24 years. He is the only teacher to have been awarded the president’s national Medal of the Arts. His many other honors and awards include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine’s As You Grow Award, and People magazine’s Heroes Among Us Award.