Innovative Teaching Methods

by Laura Ellis on August 3, 2010

His fifth graders consistently score in the top 5-10 percent, nationwide, on standardized tests. They come to school early, stay late, and show up on weekends and holidays, and they’ve performed Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London. But Rafe Esquith doesn’t teach at an exclusive private school; 90% of his pupils are below the poverty line, and almost all are from immigrant families, not speaking English as their first language. Wednesday Esquith joins us to talk about his teaching methods and why they’re so successful.

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Akili Ujima August 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Will this interview be an Audio Archive or avaible to listen or download online?

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Tricia August 5, 2010 at 12:24 am

Excellent interview of Rafe Esquith! Any chance this could be a downloadable pod-cast? Thank you!

Laura Ellis August 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Hi Akili & Tricia! The show is online (see above). You can listen to it here or you can right click on the player and select “Save audio as…” Also, if it helps, here’s a direct link to the mp3: http://archive.wfpl.org/soa/20100804SOA.mp3

Let me know if you have any trouble. Thanks for listening!

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