Real Talk for Real Teachers by Rafe Esquith
Advice for Teachers from Rookies to Veterans: "No Retreat, No Surrender!"

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Teaching is a tough job, but Esquith shows that its rewards can be profound.


The New York Times–bestselling author and world-renown teacher offers no-nonsense wisdom for teachers of all ages

There’s no one teachers trust more to give them classroom advice than Rafe Esquith. After more than thirty years on the job, Esquith still puts in the countless classroom hours familiar to every dedicated educator. But where his New York Times bestseller Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire was food for a teacher’s mind, Real Talk for Real Teachers is food for a teacher’s soul.

Esquith candidly tackles the three stages of life for the career teacher and offers encouragement to see them through the difficult early years, advice on mid-career classroom building, and novel ideas for longtime educators. With his trademark mix of humor, practicality, and boundless compassion, Esquith proves the perfect companion for teachers who need a quick pick-me-up, a long heart-to-heart, or just a momentary reminder that they’re not alone.

About Rafe Esquith

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Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for twenty-four years. He is the only classroom teacher to have been awarded the president’s National Medal of the Arts. His many other honors and awards include the American Teacher Award and People magazine’s Heroes Among Us Award. He lives in Los Angeles.
Published July 16, 2013 by Penguin Books. 335 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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on May 18 2013

Teaching is a tough job, but Esquith shows that its rewards can be profound.

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