Nationally recognized elementary school teacher Rafe Esquith spends close to 12 hours a day helping his fifth graders with their reading and math … and Shakespearean productions! He joins Diane to talk about how he inspires his students to excel.


  • Rafe Esquith author of "There Are No Shortcuts" (Pantheon)

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