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The Essential 55

An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child, Revised and Updated

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316424776

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: April 30th 2019

Genre: Nonfiction / Education / Teaching Methods & Materials

PAGE COUNT: 208

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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"The winner of the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year Award presents some revolutionary ideas for the classroom: manners, industriousness, and accountability.... [Ron's] rules go beyond simple politeness: they promote respect for self and others, and help foster a mature and responsible way of living in the world.... [H]is cogent explanations about why he created his rules and his closing tips on dealing with parents and children offer plenty of ideas and much-needed support...this book is a definite winner... Clark's slim but valuable volume will make a welcome addition to any teacher's library."
Publishers Weekly, -
"Ron Clark's approach to classroom management is clearly a three-legged stool made of high expectations, an unmistakable belief that children can succeed, and a support system that makes students want to do the right thing. All three ingredients are a must for the magical recipe we see in this book."
Frank Buck, former Editorial Advisor to the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Principal Magazine, -
"The Essential 55: rules for a lifetime."—EducationWorld.com, -
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