Book Reviews of Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year

Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Educating Esme Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Author: Esme Raji Codell
ISBN-13: 9781565122796
ISBN-10: 1565122798
Publication Date: 6/1/2001
Pages: 216
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A very interesting account of a teacher's first year. Written in diary form; very moving. Not sappy at ALL. Very eye-opening and inspiring.
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Esme records her first year of teaching in a Chicago public school with humor. Teaching IS like this.
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Esme Raji Codell has come to teach. Fresh-mouthed and miniskirted, this irrepressible spirit does the cha-cha during multiplication lessons, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. In Educating Esme, the diary of her first year teaching in a Chicago public school, she opens a window into a real-life classroom. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted teacher changes her students' lives forever.
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Very funny, witty and also very candid. It's a 1st year teachers diary. She teaches in a inncer city school of Chicago. It's not for "born-again idealists." She's blunt and at times down right crude in her approach to reaching those students that most need her. She loves her students and fights every day for them to understand her love for them and her
desire for them to break the pattern that has been set before them.
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Insightful journey into the life of a first year teacher. I read it twice.
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Well, I've been a teacher for 2 years, and I suppose I should feel sympathetic towards her, but she seems to think everything revolves around her and expects everyone to jump in and make her goals a reality. I suppose that is what helps make someone a good teacher, but she basically just irritated me.
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Good story of a woman's first year teaching. Perfect for a newer teacher.
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A funny book and a quick read.
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She sounds like a wonderful teacher; I hope someone like her works with my kids!
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Engaging read--I read it in 2 sessions. It was interesting to read about all of the different emotions that teachers experience, and I enjoyed Esme's creativity in the classroom.
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Cute, spunky, and a whole lot of attitude! "Educating Esme" is a collection of a first-year teacher's journal entries on her experiences in the classroom, with militant administrators, and uptight colleagues in an urban Chicago school district. EE is a fun and short read, even made me laugh out loud in certain passages. One important lesson I take away from this book: great teachers are passionate and creative! They don't fit into prescribed small boxes!
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Whether you are a teacher, parent, aspiring educator...Esme's experience is an essential, heart warming & hilarious read.
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I found this book to be very similar to the experience of my sister-in-law in a couple of the schools where she taught. Sad. Her anecdotes about the kids will break your heart. Her enthusiasm will give you hope. Quick little book well worth reading if for no other reason that to remind you what a DANG HARD job teaching is.
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This book is a must read for anyone who is thinking of becoming a teacher. I loved it!
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Good book to give to any new teacher. Interesting and spirited.
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I wasn't too impressed with this book. You're a rebel teacher and you think you're a badass, congratulations. Just wasn't impressed with her teaching views and her way of writing.
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fast read, great for any new teacher or someone studying to be a teacher
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Quick read...I think I finished it in 2 hours. But I loved it! Very inspirational.
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Entertaining and true!
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A great story of a first-year teachers trials and successes in inner city Chicago.
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TThis is a good read for first time teachers. A bib reality check, but hard to believe she got away with what she did!
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An education book about an even more exceptional teacher.