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- DescriptionYoung Aiden is blessed with an extraordinary gift-- a genius for observing the complex world of public schools through a child's lens, and putting it into words. In a series of journals inspired by his teacher, he takes us back to fourth grade, on his terms, weaving lyrical stories that simultaneously captivate, enrage, and entertain. But Aiden is t just a storyteller. He's a fighter, with a natural instinct to defend the things that matter: his family, his Yankees hat, and of course, his remarkable first-year teacher, Ms. Rios. Not since The Art of Racing in the Rain has such an unlikely narrator so eloquently captured this joyful tone. Teetering between triumph and angst, we find ourselves immersed in the magic of elementary school again. Kevin Riley breathes life into this rare and refreshing journey through a school called El Milagro (the miracle). In an ironic contrast, the 35-year veteran educator has chosen to channel his experience through the voice of a child who writes in both whispers and roars. Fighting for Ms. Rios is a tribute to the sweet brilliance of children and to the amazing teachers that work with them every day.
- Author BiographyKevin W. Riley has been a classroom teacher, principal, and executive director in San Diego County schools for 35 years. Highly regarded as an innovative leader, Dr. Riley has served in administrative roles in traditional elementary schools, the Juvenile Court and Community Schools, and for the past 13 years-- one of the most progressive charter schools in California. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego. He is author of The Lights of El Milagro, a book about the school which he currently leads. Dr. Riley lives with his wife and two children in San Diego.
- Author(s)Dr Kevin M Riley,Dr Kevin W Riley
- Date of Publication15/11/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight422 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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