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Parenting Event: RAFE ESQUITH

Photo Credit: Heather Harris




Friday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.

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In his bestselling book, Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire, readers were introduced to Rafe Esquith and his extraordinary students from Room 56 of Hobart Elementary School. Using his amazing and inspiring classroom techniques, Esquith has helped thousands of children learn to maximize their potential.

His students are indeed extraordinary, but as he says, children aren’t born that way; rather, they become extraordinary as a result of parents and teachers who instill values that guide them not just in school, but for the rest of their lives. The amazing academic and extracurricular feats of the students of Room 56 do not happen by accident or luck—they are the product of hard work on the part of both the kids and those who guide them. This means that with the right guidance any child can strive for and reach such heights.

Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for twenty-four years. He is the only teacher to have been awarded the president’s national Medal of the Arts. His many other honors and awards include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine’s As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and People magazine’s Heroes Among Us Award.

Event date: 
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 7:30pm