fun facts
past evidence
work life
100

How many books did Esmé write? 

11 books 

100

Who is the author of Educating Esmé?

Esmé Raji Codell - just the first name is acceptable for points

100

What was the principal's name? 

Mr. Turner

200

Where did Esmé grow up?

 Uptown Chicago 

200

What is one thing Esmé faced while she was teaching?

ANY OF THESE: 

violent students, unsupportive administration, leading extra curricular events, juggling students' homelives 

200

Why was it hard for Esmé to balance her work life and home life?

ANY OF THESE: 

She had to help students through personal matters, plan a lot of events, and spend time outside of school making sure her curriculum was perfect. 

300

How many years did Esmé teach?

2 years 

300

What year of teaching was Esmé's diary about?

 Her first year teaching

300

What happened with Ozzie? 

His grades were plummeting, he had a new stepfather and was in an abusive home. 

400

What did Esmé do after being a teacher?

Became a librarian 

400

In which of the 5 takeaways did Esmé receive a superior teaching rating?

 #5 finding a balance between home life and work life 

400

What was Billy's punishment? 

 He was the teacher for the day

500

What grade did Esmé teach? 

  5th grade

500

What did Esmé want her students to call her?

Madame Esmé

500

Name one of the takeaways from our presentation

ANY OF THESE: 

Kids home lives affect school life; Choose a good school district with good admin;  Relationships (with students and/or staff) make or break your teaching career; Have a unique teaching style that fits the kids and is engaging, even if fellow teachers don’t understand; Find a balance between home life and work life. 

 

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