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The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child Paperback – July 21, 2004
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These rules teach his students to be polite and attentive, to understand if they don't hand in assignments, there will be consequences (even if the assignment is just a little blue card they have to return to him the next day.) But Ron is no martinet--he has weird rules (No Doritos, just because...and a funny story to make the rule amusing.) His War of the Onions against a sadly jealous fellow teacher is both hysterically funny and touching.
Ron Clark shows the world that kids anywhere can learn to be well-brought up and polite, that manners and rules help them succeed. He makes the very important point that a teacher is an important influence since he or she is with those kids for more time during the day than the parents.
This book is fun to read and is a great story. It is also a MUST-READ for any school teacher who wants to excel with their students and give them something of tremendous value to carry them through the rest of their lives with honor and grace--good manners and good behavior.
Bravo, Ron Clark!
Since I am sure they are currently off debunking Frey's "A Million Little Pieces," it is my unhappy duty to inform potential buyers of this book that you are about to be had. While P.T. Barnum may say "There's one born every minute," I say as a teacher and a one-time school board member, "When you know something is wrong, fix it."
There is something wrong with this book.
Look at the subtitle. See "An Award-Winning Educator's Rules..."? Do you see anywhere that Mr. Clark's "Disney Teacher of the Year Award" was granted to him by his publisher? The listed publisher, Hyperion books, is a division of Disney. Go ahead. Take a minute and type Disney and Hyperion into any search engine. You will find that they are one in the same. A little shocking isn't it?
After reading "The Essential 55" today, I was absolutely stunned. Instead of the light list of feel good stories I expected, I was paraded past a whole host of teaching sins that would have gotten any teacher in America fired; except Mr. Clark. What magic defended this man who would use children as stepping stones to a publishing and speaking career? Fame, possibly?
It appears Mr. Clark began innocently enough when his students decided to raise $12,000 needed to place an ad in USA Today. They met little success until an "anonymous" donator footed the bill. The ad was printed with a question directed towards then President Clinton and the world. The response was huge. Along with the President, such luminaries as the Prime Minister of Canada and the cast of "Friends" sent in responses. So far, so good.
The success of this stunt led Mr. Clark to believe that he walked on water. And he did.Read more ›
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This book works well, not only in a classroom setting, but in a family setting as well.Published 4 days ago by Carolyn Jeffrey
Ron Clark is my idol!!! As I read "The Essential 55 Rules", it felt good knowing that I use some of the same rules in my classroomPublished 14 days ago by Barbara Kimber
Bought this book after seeing the Ron Clark movie. This book blessed me so much and caused me to sharpen up my own manners and people skills. Read morePublished 24 days ago by KATHRYN I PHILLIPS
I have just started reading, but Zi am already impessed by his rule, and the simplicity of the message. You can either just read the list, or delve in to the reasons.Published 28 days ago by Photo Nuts
I received this book when I was hired by a school system, as part of my orientation. I am now teaching again and couldn't find it, so I ordered it for myself again! Read morePublished 2 months ago by pamela jablonski
Awesome book! Great tips! It has definitely helped me change my classroom environment!Published 3 months ago by Theoshia Jones