Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year - Part II: Pages 89 through 112 Summary & Analysis

Esmé Raji Codell
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January 13: Today is the day that Codell and Billy Williams switch places: Billy will be the teacher, and Codell will be Billy. Vice Principal Ms. Coil is informed of the situation. Billy starts the day hiding in the boys' room and must be coaxed out. Billy must take attendance for the class. Meanwhile, Codell asks like Billy in an exaggerated manner, speaking in slang and talking back to Billy.

Codell has Billy pick a lesson plan (he chooses how to make paper airplanes), and Billy spends time copying pages from the paper airplane book and taking notes. Billy eventually embraces his role as teacher, mocking Codell with his behavior as much as Codell is mocking his behavior. Billy has the class take a test, and Codell participates as a student. At the end of the day, Codell takes over...

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