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

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Hyperion, Jul 21, 2004 - Education - 224 pages
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Now in paperback, Ron Clark's New York Times bestseller that's changing America one child at a time!

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.

Now in paperback, 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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The Essential 55

User Review  - essential55fan - Overstock.com

As a new teacher I have LOVED this book. The movie was excellent too. The list of 55 traits are SO helpful. I teach 2nd graders so a few of the ideas dont really apply but the majority of them are GREAT. This is an excellent reference for all teachers. Ron Clark rocks !! Read full review

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

User Review  - Mayde Robertson - Goodreads

This was great. Some of the rules were a little silly, but overall a great guide line for helping children become successful adults. Read full review

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Contents

Responding to adults
1
Respect other students comments
9
If you are asked a question in conversation ask a question in return
16
Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and say excuse me
20
Do not show disrespect with gestures
21
Always say thank you when given something
24
When you receive something do not insult the gift or the giver
27
Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness
29
On escalators stand to the right
123
When walking in line keep your arms at your sides and move quietly
124
Never cut in line
127
No talking in a movie theater during the movie
129
Do not bring Doritos into the school building
131
If anyone is bullying you let me know
134
Stand up for what you believe in
137
Be positive and enjoy life
142

When grading other students papers give only the correct grade
42
Follow along when we read together in class
46
Answer all written questions with a complete sentence
50
Do not ask for a reward
54
You must complete your homework
56
When a substitute teacher is present
69
Keep yourself and the bathrooms clean
82
Greet visitors and make them feel
85
After dining in the cafeteria
100
If someone drops something and you
110
Live so that you will never have regrets
144
Learn from your mistakes and move on
146
No matter the circumstances always be honest
152
Carpe Diem
156
Be the best person you can be
158
A Few Tips for Dealing with Children
161
Tips for Setting Punishments and Rewards
181
In Closing
195
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Ron Clark has been a teacher since 1995 and has taught in the most difficult schools in North Carolina and Harlem. Since winning Disney's 2001 Teacher of the Year, he has spoken across the country to teachers, school boards and PTAs to share his 55 Rules. He lives in Atlanta.

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