Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
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In Lighting Their Fire veteran inner city teacher Rafe Esquith explains how to raise children to be thoughtful and compassionate. Using a baseball motif, he teaches lessons inning by inning, using his teaching skills to share his proven methods with moms and dads. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0143117661
ISBN-13: 9780143117667

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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 maxi­mize 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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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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