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.

The End of Molasses Classes

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451639735
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Education

New York Times bestselling author and educator Ron Clark challenges parents, teachers, and communities everywhere embrace a difference in the classroom and uplift, educate, and empower our children. Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules. · Set the electric tone on day one · Teach your children how to study—don’t expect it to come naturally · Don’t constantly stress about test scores · Not every child deserves a cookie · Lift up your teachers. No, really, lift them up! · If kids like you all the time, you’re doing something wrong · Don’t be a penny parent Be different. Be bold. Join in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unschooling Rules

Author: Clark Aldrich
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608321520
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Education


What Is a Good Teacher

Author: David Booth
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551389288
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: Education

Drawn from the classrooms of real teachers, the latest research, and over 70 years of combined teaching experience, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, What Is a "Good" Teacher? goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classrooms, and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance, along with tangible ways of continuing to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth

Author: David Campos
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781578862900
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Education

Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth assists the classroom teacher, school counselor, and administrator in relating to gay and lesbian youth and creating accepting and supportive learning climates. David Campos begins with a discussion of the current state of affairs regarding gay and lesbian youth in schools, including a discourse on the developmental milestones, and provides practical strategies for working effectively with these students. The text, concise, yet comprehensive, features: .Two surveys to assess school climates toward gay and lesbian youth .Quizzes about gay and lesbian issues .Personal stories by gay and lesbian youth and adults Perhaps the most salient feature of Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth is that each chapter poses a series of questions relating to today's society, such as: .Why are gay and lesbian youth considered "at risk"? .How does the development of gay and lesbian youth differ from that of heterosexual youth? .What do I do if a student tells me he or she is gay or lesbian?"

The Freedom Writers Diary Movie Tie in Edition

Author: The Freedom Writers
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767928334
Release Date: 2007-04-24
Genre: Education

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers

The Cage Busting Teacher

Author: Frederick M. Hess
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507781
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Education

The Cage-Busting Teacher adopts the logic of Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. “Cage-busting is concrete, precise, andpractical,” writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts upon their schools and beyond. Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, The Cage-Busting Teacher is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.

Teacher s Lesson Planner and Record Book

Author: Stephanie Embrey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402762739
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Education

When the school bell rings and it's back to class, teachers will be well prepared with this planner in hand. It includes a student roster, seating charts, emergency contacts, behavior records, and tips for good communication with parents.

Lighting Their Fires

Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101133562
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

The New York Times bestselling author of Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire shares his proven methods for creating compassionate children During twenty-five years of teaching at Hobart Elementary School in inner city Los Angeles, Rafe Esquith has helped thousands of children maxi­mize their potential—and became the only teacher in history to receive the president's National Medal of Arts. In Lighting Their Fires, Esquith translates the inspiring methods from Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire for parents. Using lessons framed by a class trip to a Dodgers game, he moves inning by inning through concepts that explain how to teach children to be thoughtful and honorable people—as well as successful students—and to have fun in the process.