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

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Hachette Books, 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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User Review  - essential55fan -

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

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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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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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