During twenty-five years of teaching at Hobart Elementary School in inner city Los Angeles, Rafe Esquith has helped thousands of children maximise their potential - and became the only teacher in history to receive the president's National Medal of Arts. In LIGHTING THEIR FIRES, Esquith translates the inspiring methods from Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire for parents. Using lessons framed by a class trip to a Dodgers game, he moves inning by inning through concepts that explain how to teach children to be thoughtful and hourable people - as well as successful students - and to have fun in the process.
Rafe Esquith has taught for twenty-two years. He is the only teacher in history to receive the National Medal of Arts. He has, also, received an MBE from the Queen. His many other honours include the American Teacher Award, Parents magazine's As You Grow Award, Oprah Winfrey's Use Your Life Award and the Compassion in Action Award from the Dalai Lama.