Lighting Their Fires: How Parents and Teachers Can Raise Extraordinary Kids in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
Rafe Esquith has been hailed as one of the best teachers in America, and his students at Hobart Elementary School are bright, selfless, and filled with promise. In Lighting Their Fires, he translates the secrets of his inspiring classroom techniques into tips for parents. The key, he explains, is that kids aren't born extraordinary- they become that way as a result of parents and teachers who instill values that guide them not just in school but for the rest of their lives.
Here, using lessons framed around a class trip to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game, Esquith moves inning by inning through concepts that help kids build character and develop enriching lives. From creating an awareness of time management to nurturing good decision making and installing the value of sacrifice, he shows parents how to teach their children to be honorable people and successful students- and to have fun in the process. This is a book for parents, teachers, relatives, and anyone else who believes in going the extra mile when it comes to raising kids we can all be proud of.
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