The Essential 55

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401398583
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Education

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.

Excellent 11

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401381493
Release Date: 2004-08-01
Genre: Education

When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11. The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.

The End of Molasses Classes

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451639742
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Education

The author describes the successes at his innovative academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and shares many of the strategies they use to create a lively and energetic learning environment.

The Essential 55

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 0749925183
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Conduct of life

Contains a collection of activities for teachers to encourage enthusiasm in the classroom and includes role-playing exercises, word searches, games, and quizzes in addition to suggestions for homework and general life application lessons.

I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

Author: Tony Danza
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307887870
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The television star recounts the year he spent teaching at Philadelphia's largest high school, the challenges he encountered keeping students engaged, and his memories of posing disciplinary challenges to his own instructors as a teenager.

Move Your Bus

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501105036
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning educator Ron Clark applies his successful leadership principles to the business world in this effective and accessible guidebook, perfect for any manager looking to inspire and motivate his or her team. Includes a foreword by bestselling author and FranklinCovey executive Sean Covey. Teamwork is crucial to the success of any business, and as acclaimed author and speaker Ron Clark illustrates, the members of any team are the key to unlocking success. Imagine a company as a bus filled with people who either help or hinder a team’s ability to move it forward: drivers (who steer the organization), runners (who consistently go above and beyond for the good of the organization), joggers (who do their jobs without pushing themselves), walkers (who are just getting pulled along), and riders (who hinder success and drag the team down). It’s the team leader’s job to recognize how members fall into these categories, encourage them to keep the “bus” moving by working together, and know when it’s time to kick the riders off. In the tradition of Who Moved My Cheese? and Fish!, Move Your Bus is an accessible and uplifting business parable that illustrates Clark’s expert strategies to maximize the performance of each member of a team. These easy to implement techniques will inspire employees and team leaders alike to work harder and smarter and drive the organization to succeed.

The Essential 55 Workbook

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401307701
Release Date: 2004-07-21
Genre: Education

A companion to the New York Times best seller, The Essential 55, shares a wealth of adaptable self-tests, exercises, and questionnaires based on the theories from the original book. Original. 250,000 first printing.

There Are No Shortcuts

Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307491800
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Education

Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What’s his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6:30 A.M. until well after 4:00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all—teachers, parents, citizens—have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential 55 The B N Proprietary Edition

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 1401324371
Release Date: 2011-06-20
Genre: Conduct of life

Winner of the 2001 Disney teacher of the year award, Ron Clark presents fifty-five rules for everyday life that help students rise to their potential.

Motivating Students Who Don t Care

Author: Allen Mendler
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781934009888
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Education

This book is a comprehensive and practical guide for reconnecting with discouraged students and reawakening their excitement and enthusiasm for learning. With proven strategies from the classroom, Dr. Mendler identifies five effective processes you can use to reawaken motivation in students who aren’t prepared, don’t care, and won’t work. These processes include emphasizing effort, creating hope, respecting power, building relationships, and expressing enthusiasm.

Fires in the Bathroom

Author: Kathleen Cushman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595585707
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Education

Since its initial publication in hardcover in 2003, Fires in the Bathroom has been through multiple printings and received the attention of teachers across the country. Now in paperback, Kathleen Cushman’s groundbreaking book offers original insights into teaching teenagers in today’s hard-pressed urban high schools from the point of view of the students themselves. It speaks to both new and established teachers, giving them firsthand information about who their students are and what they need to succeed. Students from across the country contributed perceptive and pragmatic answers to questions of how teachers can transcend the barriers of adolescent identity and culture to reach the diverse student body in today’s urban schools. With the fresh and often surprising perspectives of youth, they tackle tough issues such as increasing engagement and motivation, teaching difficult academic material, reaching English-language learners, and creating a classroom culture where respect and success go hand in hand.

The Freedom Writers Diary

Author: Freedom Writers
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385494229
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts

Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire

Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143112860
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

An inspiring guide to transforming education for children describes the methods through which the author exposes first-generation immigrant students to classic culture and enables them to score in the top one percent on standardized tests.

Crash Course

Author: Kim Bearden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451687736
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Self-Help

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: “Kim Bearden’s message is one that should be heard by all” (Ron Clark). Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has learned during an award-winning career in education. From her challenges as a first-year teacher to her triumphs as the cofounder of the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, Kim shares how children can teach each of us the importance of building relationships, abandoning fear, discovering resilience, embracing one’s unique gifts, and living with passion. Full of honesty, humor, heartbreak, and humanity, Kim’s experiences show how children can help any one of us find joy and meaning in both our personal and professional lives. Crash Course is “humorous and sensitive” (Kirkus Reviews), an important resource for every home library.