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The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005)

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Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient, teaches 5th-grade children whose parents don't speak English at a school in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in Los Angeles.


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PBS documentary on Rafe Esquith, 1992 American Teacher of the Year and National Medal of Arts recipient plus several other teaching awards, including Oprah's Use Your Life Award, who teaches fifth-grade, and much more, in a dangerous, poor, drug-infested 100% Latino/Asian neighborhood in L.A. to kids whose parents do not speak English. Esquith lavishes care and attention on his students, takes them on international travel, and has then perform a complete Shakespeare play to live audiences at the end of the year. He ensures their future success by his careful and detailed mentorship and his limitless enthusiam and involvement with their lives. Written by angelofvic

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This Documentary Will Lift the Hearts of Both Teachers and Students Alike!
25 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Having been a teacher myself for 41 years, there is nothing I find more inspirational than watching the burning intensity of passion for teaching displayed by people like Rafe Esquith and the pure joy of learning exhibited by his students in the classroom.

Truly gifted teachers comprehend the symbiotic nature of the teacher/student relationship. Working mostly with inner-city kids who speak a foreign language at home, Esquith demonstrates what can be accomplished when the bar is set high by someone who dares to be inspirational to children others complacently might have expected nothing more than being able to read at grade level! If you have never been a teacher, certainly you've been a student... and this documentary will lift the hearts of both teachers and students alike. 10*STARS*....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

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