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

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Hachette Books, 2003 - Education - 224 pages
The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children.
The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.

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User Review  - LVStrongPuff - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. Though I did not completely agree with all of his rules ( I think the Doritos one is kind of stupid) , I did like a great many of them. He makes the reading fun and really ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I think that his success isn't easily duplicated or copied by anyone else, as his success seems to come from his charisma & dedication, along with his particular circumstances. This book wasn't really that helpful, but of course he is an amazing teacher. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Ron Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of The Essential 55, which has sold more than one million copies in the U.S. and has been published in twenty-five different languages. He has been named "American Teacher of the Year" by Disney and Oprah Winfrey's first "Phenomenal Man." He founded The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, which tens of thousands of 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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