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Life Stories - Jobs: Teaching ("Educating Esme')

From: Jay Allison
Series: The Life Stories Collection
Length: 59:03

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The Diary of a First Year Teacher, "Educating Esme." One hour of a five-hour series of first-person portraits. Read the full description.

Lifestories These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are are stories about life as we find it, and record it. HOST: Alex Chadwick In this hour: "Educating Esme" - A teacher's diary. During her first year teaching fifth grade in a Chicago public school, Esme kept a journal, from which this program is made. Produced with Esme Codell and WBEZ Chicago. ============= WEB RESOURCES: Here's link to the Amazon pages for the book which arose from this radio piece. Photos are available here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565122798/qid=1069422332/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/002-2452291-4346418?v=glance&n=507846 The piece itself can be downloaded from Audible.com http://www.audible.com/adbl/store/CJProduct.jsp?productID=RT_JAYA_000002&AID=10273919&PID=1377218 Esme Codell has written other books since, like a guide Children's literature, all of which can be found at online bookstores, etc. Googling her name will turn up other stuff, like this interview from Teacher's net: http://teachers.net/archive/codell.html

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These are public radio stories made over many years, by producer Jay Allison -- working together with Christina Egloff, and friends, colleagues, neighbors, strangers and whoever would take the loan of one of his tape recorders. They are are stories about life as we find it, and record it. HOST: Alex Chadwick In this hour: "Educating Esme" - A teacher's diary. During her first year teaching fifth grade in a Chicago public school, Esme kept a journal, from which this program is made. Produced with Esme Codell and WBEZ Chicago. ============= WEB RESOURCES: Here's link to the Amazon pages for the book which arose from this radio piece. Photos are available here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565122798/qid=1069422332/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_2/002-2452291-4346418?v=glance&n=507846 The piece itself can be downloaded from Audible.com http://www.audible.com/adbl/store/CJProduct.jsp?productID=RT_JAYA_000002&AID=10273919&PID=1377218 Esme Codell has written other books since, like a guide Children's literature, all of which can be found at online bookstores, etc. Googling her name will turn up other stuff, like this interview from Teacher's net: http://teachers.net/archive/codell.html

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Wonderful!!

Such a beautiful, captivating, and flowing story filled with every emotion and containing a lot of Wisdom. Thank you!

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Just beautiful....

I've been listening to each of the segments this weekend and have enjoyed every one. The cello music at the end of this episode caused me to take a break from my sewing hoping you would have named it in the piece description. I would have loved to listen to it in its entirety. Great work...absolutely great!

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Review of Life Stories - Jobs: Teaching ("Educating Esme')

Beautifully produced journey through a new teacher’s first year in an urban school. Esme’s frank thoughts and vivid descriptions are well served by her personable delivery, whether imitating students, other adults, or herself. She’s a great guide to her own experience – good company, a wise and generous observer, an engaging speaker. The music accents are superb. sl

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