Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

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  1. futureteach21

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    Anyone read this book? I am reading it now and finding it pretty interesting! What did you all think if you have read it?
     
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    I'm going to start reading it this weekend. I'll come back to this post when I'm done!
     
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    I read this over the summer and then later had the opportunity to talk to Rafe over the phone. Both the man and book are amazing. I loved it and have read all of his books now! :)
     
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    I did not enjoy the book. In fact, i did not finish it. I found his ego slightly annoying.
    I did walk away with the idea to look up Marcy Cook's math tiles, and I use them to this day. Other than that, didn't care for it.
     
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    Is there anything new? Do you think I need to read it?
     
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    I find him inspiring. I had the pleasure of seeing him and the Hobart Shakespeareans perform. I don't think he has a ego issue, I think he is an example of what a teacher can do in public schools with enough passion and tenacity.
     
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    Is this book for all grade levels? I for some reason thought it was for upper grades?
     
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    I really enjoyed the book. I felt inspired by his dedication. However, I also felt that he has poor boundaries in that he spends SOOOO much time at his work. I truly love my job and also give 110%, but I have a family and they are my first priority. Inspiring, but for me, unattainable with a wife and two small kids. They come first.
     
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    I agree with a lot of his ideas, but I do think he works TOO much. I wouldn't be able to give that much time to any job. But his dedication and success is inspiring. He teaches a 5th grade class, but I think there are ideas for any teacher.
     
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    I think he's a great teacher, but his ego is a little too much for me. I briefly skimmed the book and got pumped up a little bit, but other than that, meh.
     

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