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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Esme Raji Codell Narrator: Esme Raji Codell Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Esmé Raji Codell has come to teach, and she's not going to let incompetent administrators, abusive parents, gang members, or her own insecurities get in the way. As she puts it, she has Thirty-one children. Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. Everything they become, I also become. Codell's portrait of an inner-city elementary school is funny, poignant, and inspiring. Her struggle to maintain individuality in the face of bureaucracy and her defiant stand against mediocrity will reverberate in companies as well as classrooms everywhere. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy Haws | 2/19/2014

    " extremely quick read. almost every page is underlined, bought it for Marj for her b-day. Just an amazing journal of Esme's first year of teaching in inner city Chicago in the late 1990's. Liz had to read it for required reading while getting her teaching certificate and sent it to me as a gift - it was great!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela Krejci | 2/4/2014

    " I laughed and cried reading this book. It is one I could read again especially when I start my first year of teaching. It is open, frank, and funny. 5 stars is a must read from me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 1/31/2014

    " A great read for the teachers out there! It's nice to read a first year teacher's account that is frank and not sugarcoated. There are also some excellent lesson ideas. I used the Division Cha-Cha in with my third graders. They liked being able to do something different and also remembered the steps in long division. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jae | 1/30/2014

    " This truly is a diary of Esme's first year teaching in a public school -- I'd expected it for some reason to be more of a memoir, but it was a day by day journal of her year, most entries less than two pages. There was not a great deal of reflection about her experience, but I really liked the descriptions of her students and her lessons. She seemed like a dedicated and very creative teacher, and this diary was funny and moving as well. "

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