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

By: Clark, Ron

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Seventh Printing. Publisher's full purple cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 12mo. 196 pp. This is a new, unopened copy. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition. AS NEW/AS NEW. By helping students turn themselves into scholars, 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year Ron Clark found that his Essential 55 can apply to anyone who considers life to be a learning experience. 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. "Mr. Clark gave me the strength to hold on and be somebody. He is the only one who believed in me . . . He told me not to give up. He told me to try and no other teacher did that. --Tamara, 6th grade student "As long as you have the ability to learn, he can do anything with you -- he can make you a star." --Kwamesha, 6th grade student. Ron Clark has been a teacher since 1995. Originally from North Carolina, he has taught in some of the most difficult schools in the country, most recently in Harlem. Since winning the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year Award, he has spoken to teachers, PTA's, and school boards across the county. He lives in Atlanta. From the Book Jacket Today's lesson: The Essential 55: *Make eye contact *Respect other's ideas and opinions *Do not save seats *Say thank you within three seconds of receiving something *When you win, do not brag; when you lose, do not show anger *Do your homework each and every night without fail *Do not talk in a movie theater *Be the best person you can be *Always be honest *If you are asked a question in conversation, ask a question in return *Perform random acts of kindness *Learn the names of all the teachers in the school and greet them *If someone bumps into you, even if it was not your fault , say excuse me *Stand up for what you believe in *Many more essentials inside.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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

Author Name: Clark, Ron

Categories: Philosophy & Social Sciences, Education,

Edition: Stated First Edition. 1

Publisher: NY, Hyperion Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 1401300014

ISBN Number 13: 9781401300012

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 5642

Keywords: Education Students Teachers Motovation Self-help Parents