"Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire:" A Review Book Review by Nicky

"Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire:" A Review
A review of the book "Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56" by Rafe Esquith.
# 148782 | 1,008 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Literature (American)

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The paper outlines how the author gives examples, shows real situations in the classroom, and generally leads the reader through the steps of transforming a classroom and creating a new, healthy environment for the children. The paper discusses the author's views on the administration and regulations teachers face, and posits that this book is easy to read, inspiring, and most of all, informative.

From the Paper:

"The author maintains that most teachers maintain order in their classrooms with fear as the prime motivator, and that is not the way to manage a classroom. He maintains most teachers want to show the children who is "boss" to maintain order, and he believes this leads to the children being afraid in the classroom, which does not foster learning or good citizens. He writes, "It's not easy to create a classroom without fear. It can take years. But it's worth it" (Esquith 6). He believes there are four ways to manage a classroom without fear, but still maintain order. They are, base your classroom on trust, not fear; be dependable; discipline with logic; and finally, be a role model for your children. These all make sense, especially as the author explains them and gives examples, and they make sense in the classroom setting, too."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Esquith, R. (2007). Teach like your hair's on fire: The methods and madness inside room 56. New York: Viking.

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