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ERIC Number: ED433328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 204
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56512-225-9
Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year.
Codell, Esme Raji
This book presents the uncensored diary of a young, beginning elementary school teacher. She started teaching in an inner-city, Chicago public school, where gangs attacked her class and her own students stabbed a substitute with a pencil. The most trying challenges she faced were from administrators who questioned her unconventional techniques (such as dancing with students, roller skating in the hallways, and creating a historical time machine from an old refrigerator), even after she sharply improved her students' standardized test scores and won a prestigious teacher award. The author prettifies nothing about her frenetic, often frustrating first year. (SM)
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, P.O. Box 2225, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2225; Tel: 919-967-0108; Fax: 919-933-0272; Web site: ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A