The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child

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Hyperion, Sep 1, 2003 - Education - 224 pages
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When Ron Clark walked into his fifth-grade class in rural North Carolina, he was confronted with a tremendous challenge. The children had little interest in learning, and were sorely lacking in guidance. How would he transform a group of apathetic kids into disciplined, thoughtful, and curious students? He quickly realized that they needed to learn some basic rules. Clark compiled a list of 55 lessons, and soon, his fifth-grade students-who once struggled to read at the third-grade level-were reading at the sixth-grade level . . . and loving it. What's more, they were gaining something crucial-self-respect. Those 55 lessons evolved into what Clark calls The Essential 55-guidelines for living and interacting with others. The Essential 55 will prepare parents and educators to teach students the rules for life-everything from knowing how to say thank you, to acing an interview.

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Mr. Clark offers some helpful tips and advice. - Goodreads
Great book, lots of good tips. - Goodreads
Some great teacher tips, and some odd ones as well. - Goodreads
This is an excellent reference for all teachers. - Overstock.com
Great tips to implement. - Goodreads

Review: The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

Ron Clarkhas some wonderful ideas and definitely a passion for teaching. I agree with his statements that his 55 rules will not work for every teacher, parent, or classroom. There are some very usable ideas and this book is worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

Ron Clark's ideas are great. Shows that teachers with determination and creativity can teach any kind of kids. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Ron Clark, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Essential "55, has been named "American Teacher of the Year" by Disney and was Oprah Winfrey's pick as her "Phenomenal Man." He founded The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, which more than 10,000 educators from around the world have visited to learn about the extraordinary ways that teachers and parents of RCA have helped children achieve great success.

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