plays, concerts, travel, baseball, manners -- could not possibly all occur in the same school year... with 5th graders?!?!?
They need hidden cameras in this classroom so mere mortals can see just how he does it.
I admire him, am intimidated by him, and will strive to have one tenth of the impact he has on his students. I don't think we'll ever do Shakespeare, but I think the time he makes himself (and the classroom) available is a huge difference maker. I'm an early to work guy anyway, so as long as my students learn to use the coffee maker I'd love to have them in bright and early to get some work done, and designate days after school to focus on additional learning.
The Hobart Shakespeareans website